What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients who have laryngopharyngeal reflux?

The prognosis for patients who have LPR is good because most of the causes can be controlled with a healthy lifestyle. Ask your doctor for other suggestions and tips on treating and preventing LPR.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 09/20/2018.


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