It causes difficulty swallowing, a feeling of mucus or thick phlegm in the throat, sensation of a ball in the throat (globus pharyngeus), chronic sore throat, chronic irritative cough, hoarseness, chronic throat clearing, frequent gagging and post nasal drip. Untreated LPR also may play a role in the development of cancer of the voice box
. The prognosis for LPR is very good because most of the causes can be controlled if a healthy lifestyle is followed. Regards.