Waking Up Hoarse? When to See an ENT Specialist

Waking up hoarse?

We’ve all had that frog in our throat first thing in the morning — maybe it’s acid reflux, maybe the result of sleeping with the ceiling fan on, or perhaps the effects of the cold you just got over?

These are all potential causes for an early morning raspy voice, however if that 7am hoarseness lasts longer than a month, it may be time to see your doctor. 

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Fight Acid Reflux – 7 Summer Food Swaps to Avoid Reflux without Ruining Your Summer BBQ

Caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the esophagus, acid reflux is not only uncomfortable, but can be a detriment to your professional voice.

The most common causes of acid reflux are related to consuming large amounts of food that are high in acid and fat, eating heavily before bed, alcohol or carbonated beverages, or taking certain muscle relaxers, ibuprofen or aspirin.

Basically, everything you did over your 4th of July weekend (or typical summer BBQ).

So now that we know the biggest triggers for acid reflux, what are the best alternatives to curb the nasty side effects without ruining your summer BBQ plans?
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Getting to the Root of Ginger – 5 Reasons This Superfood Should Be In Your Diet

There are few things in life that deserve as much praise as the humble ginger root. For thousands of years, civilizations have discovered the natural healing properties, dietary rewards, and even cosmetic benefits of ginger.

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Trim the Fat – Your Waistline & Voice Will Thank You

If you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD, high fat foods can be your worst enemy.

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Acid Reflux After the Super Bowl? Try This Delicious Remedy

Feeling a little bit rough after the big game? Whether you suffer from heartburn or not, you more than likely didn’t do your body any favors with the spicy, fatty, and heavy foods that we love to indulge on during the Super Bowl.

If you happened to have a few too many wings, here is a delicious remedy that will help sooth that acid reflux and get your ENT system back on track!

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Marshmallow Root For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is when stomach acid moves upwards into the esophagus. More commonly known as acid reflux, GERD may seem like a post-meal annoyance, however those chest pains or frequent burps can be extremely damaging.

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Sorry Chocolate Lovers…

 

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If you are suffering from acid reflux, contact the Colorado Voice Clinic – ColoradoVoiceClinic.com

Acid reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (the circularmuscle that acts as a gate between the esophagus and stomach) loosens too easily or does not maintain its tone. This loosening allows caustic gastric acid to backwash into the esophagus, causing difficulty swallowing, wheezing, shortness of breath, persistent dry cough, hoarseness, and the feeling that you have a lump in your throat (Health.USnews).

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