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I have constant gulping problem. Suggest me remedy

I am a singer, 38, female, when I sing, I sart gulping before the song starts, while singing I have to gulp after every few words, sometimes it happens without my knowledge (I can feel the tension in the throat ), it then breaks my singing, this is very embarassing. I cannot control the gulping, its more when am on stage but otherwise too i have to gulp constantly, my throat by itself gulps when i talk halfway, there is some kind of saliva accumulated at the back of my mouth near the throat or something, I cannot sing more than a line without taking a break for gulping, very very embarassing problem! I have given up singing becuase of this problem though singing is my passion...MY ENT specialist said its caused by acid reflux & upon his advise am taking tablets for acid reflux, it didnt help, please tell me whats wrong with me! thanks
Asked On : Wed, 19 Jan 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
this reflux can be managed with some life style changes and some medicine. Have exercise regularly, deep breathing, have your meals at right time, avoid fast food and spicy food. take care that there is no constipation. strawl for some time after dinner.
Ayurveda cures it with avipatikar churan and shankh bhasam with kam dughdha ras and soot shekhar ras BD after meals.
dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ashutosh Thigale's  Response
Actually this related with pitta+rakadushti and also with the grahani. Consult your ayuvedic physician.
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

Relax! Your ENT specialist has diagnosed it correctly. You need to continue the medicines, as well try drinking plenty of warm water. Also, drink warm water before you sing. It so happens that the acid which comes up into the throat will irritate the throat and dries up the vocal cords. That is the reason why you need to swallow frequently to moisten your throat. Do not get upset and think about it constantly, sometimes this can also become habitual if you are constantly thinking about it.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Wed, 19 Jan 2011
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