The Gastro Visit

I sidled up to the door reticently about 15 minutes before my appointment time. I was buzzed in by a receptionist wearing far too much makeup, probably intended to mask age as much as deep-seated misanthropy. The waiting room was innocuous at first glance, pastel-coloured with slightly frumpy and outdated furniture, piles of old magazines […]

Dr. Ruscio’s 4 Tier Intervention Hierarchy for GERD

Dr. Ruscio 4-tier Intervention Hierarchy GERD

There are many medical websites and blogs out there these days. As someone who is suffering from LPR, or any kind of GERD, you’ve probably come across many of them. The challenge is that it’s very difficult to distinguish between genuine authorities, charlatans and everything in between. One online authority who I’ve really come to […]

How it all started for me

At the time of writing this, it’s been about a year since I started suffering from laryngopharyngeal reflux. Anniversaries are great times for reflection, and I’ve found myself thinking back to how this all started for me. Early Warning Signs There are a few distinct episodes that I remember very clearly – the ones that […]

What is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux?

The term Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, and particularly its abbreviation – LPR – are becoming quite common. Thanks in part to the ubiquity of websites devoted to topics of health and medicine, what was an obscure diagnosis not so long ago, is now a condition that more of the general public is aware of. Having said that, […]

I’ve Suffered From LPR For 6 Months

At the time of writing this post and launching this site, I’ve suffered from laryngopharyngeal reflux, commonly referred to as LPR, for just over six months. It’s been a humbling and frustrating experience, not least because I’ve always made a great effort to take care of my health. In fact, my LPR began around the […]