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    An_198120 posted:
    I have a bad case of GERD and have developed hoarseness in my voice. Are the two connected?
    calgal37 responded:
    They could be connected. If you reflux high into the esophagus and throat, it can irritate the vocal cords causing loss of voice. Please check with your doc as it can cause permanent damage if it continues.
    An_198121 responded:
    Absolutely. This means you stomach acid has entered your esophagus and gotten all the way up past the valve that controls entry into it. Your vocal cords are being splashed with stomach acide and digestive enzymes and are swelling up, hense the hoarseness Have the GERD taken care of. I had a full wrap (Nissen fundoplication) and am happy to be living GERD free. There are some draw backs to the surgery, but nothing compared to the daily pain I experienced with GERD. Also, allowing the GERD to continue increasees you chances of esophageal cancer.
    Rgp12345 replied to An_198121's response:
    Could you tell me the drawbacks to the NF surgery as this is something i may have to start considering.

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