To address the effect of fasting on laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD). A total of 22 male subjects have been recruited for this study. Subjects with vocal fold pathologies, recent history of upper respiratory tract infection or laryngeal manipulation were excluded. Demographic data included age and history of smoking. All subjects were evaluated while fasting for at least 12 h and non-fasting. By non-fasting we mean that they ate and drank during the day at their discretion with no reservation. The abstention from water and or food intake during the non-fasting period extended from few minutes to 3 h. All subjects were evaluated at the same time during the day. The evaluation consisted of a laryngeal examination and the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI). The Reflux Finding Score (RFS) was used to report on the reflux laryngeal findings. Subjects were considered to have LPRD if either the RSI or the RFS were positive (>9 RSI, >7 RFS). There was a non-significant increase in the total prevalence of LPRD while fasting compared to non-fasting (32 vs. 50 % while fasting, p value 0.361). In the RSI, the most common symptoms while non-fasting and fasting were throat clearing (64 vs. 68 %), postnasal drip (45 vs. 59 %) and globus sensation (36 vs. 50 %). The average score of all the three increased significantly while fasting. For the RFS the most common laryngeal findings in the non-fasting group versus the fasting group were erythema (77 vs. 68 %), thick endolaryngeal mucus (77 vs. 77 %) and posterior commissure hypertrophy (55 vs. 64 %). Fasting results in a nonsignificant increase in laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. The increase can be hypothetically explained on the change in eating habits and the known alterations in gastric secretions during Ramadan. Fasting subjects must be alert to the effect of LPRD on their throat and voice in particular.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2257624 ... -subjects/
My reaction is: so what? You only fast for a couple of days and probably no more than two weeks.
I really hope these mild negative throat-related symptoms won´t steer anyone away from fasting...the most powerful tool we have in medicine for health and longevity.
My anecdotal experience from 9 water fasts and several FMDs is that it really opened up my sinuses and also cleared any inflamed gums in the mouth. The anti-inflammatory effect of not eating is remarkable.
Registered dietitian, Sweden.
Registered dietitian, Sweden.
I wonder why that is.. did you find you have more stomach gas when fasting?p75213 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:45 pmAs somebody who suffers with gerd, my anecdotal experience with fasting is it made it worse. In particular an increase in having to swallow due to a lump in my throat. Not too much of a problem during the day. However it interferes with sleep during the night.
no i don't smoke
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