Ask Dr. Oz Season 4: Post op #2 - Laryngospasm - Fox 2 News Headlines

Ask Dr. Oz Season 4: Post op #2 - Laryngospasm

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

An audience member asks Dr. Oz if Laryngospasm is a part of silent reflux.

A laryngospasm is an involuntary muscular contraction of the laryngeal cords in the throat. Silent reflux is the result of stomach acids backing up into the back of one's throat/pharynx, or voice box/larynx, which in-turn causes inflammation in areas that are not protected against gastric acid exposure.

Dr. Oz notes that Laryngospasm can indeed be a part of silent reflux. Dr. Oz further clarifies; anything that irritates one's throat can make it more responsive to irritants.

Dr. Oz gives the example: If someone has acid reflux and also happens to have an allergy, as a result, the condition could worsen and in-turn, also produce internal scarring in that area.

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices