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.