LPR and COVID 19

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I'm recently diagnosed with LPR. So I'm in the midst of the symptoms and just beginning to make lifestyle and diet changes. I'm very worried and getting conflicting responses if LPR is considered an underlying lung disease condition and puts us at greater risk for a severe reaction to COVID. Just curious what you all have heard. Thank you.

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    hi Jen, I completely understand where you're coming from with your concern. I'm a longtime sufferer of GERD and was concerned that I thought it would open the door to having a pre-existing condition with regards to COVID. LPR is just an irritation of the upper airway (throat) and doesn't compromise your respiratory system from a lung perspective. i understand that asthma can result from ling time untreated LPR and in that case youd be more susceptible in my opinion. Since you are aware of your condition and yaking stepls to treat it, i dont think you have to worry avout COVID mkre than any normal person.

    ALl the best!

    Matt

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      Thanks! i actually called the American Lung Association hotline and spoke with someone from their medical team and said since i had a chest x ray a month ago and it was fine she said not to worry. She understood my concern about the persistent cough, but she said it more refers to long term lung disease and damage they would have picked something up in the x ray. Do you suffer from a persistent cough?

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      sometimes, but mine is more of a throat irritation and the classic gerd symptoms. it's a pain in the neck condition that makes you especially anxious in these uncertain times. Glad to hear you got the answer that puts your mind at ease oh, I wish you all the best!

      matt

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      Hi I have a constant cough. I am clearing Phlegm all the time and so I am scared about covid 19. When I get a cold I struggle to breath because of the build up in the throat but ive been told my lungs are ok. So I aren't sure either if I am more at risk. I cannot help be concerned and so I aren't taking any chances and have only been out 3 weeks in nearly 6 weeks and that was to walk around the block when nobody else was around. Mybe I am being over cautious but I know how I struggle with a simple cold.

      Thank you for bringing this subject up as it is something i have worried about.

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