Sinus Problems and Acid Reflux
Acid reflux also known as GERD can reflux up the esophagus and damage structures. This can result in health conditions such as sinus infections. A history of clearing the throat, morning hoarseness, and bad breath could be signs that the acid reflux conditions have extended beyond the esophagus.
- Acid reflux in the pharynx plays a role in sinusitis.
- People with GERD are less likely to get sinus relief after surgery.
- Acid reflux can inflame the nasal mucous, which blocks the sinuses.