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Suggest Remedies For Lump In The Throat

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: About once a week when I eat I get a lump in my throat where I can't swallow. A lot of times I try throwing it up. I thought it was when I salted my food. Heartburn is frequent.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
may be gastroesophageal reflux

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Heartburn, difficulty swallowing are most commonly related to gastroesophageal reflux.
It can also cause bloating, nausea, vomiting, acid taste in the mouth, excess salivation, regurgitation of food.
Some persons may have a persistent dry cough due to reflux

Treatment involves lifestyle changes and medication. Lifestyle changes include--(1) small portions instead of large amounts of food
(2)avoid spicy/acidic/fried foods including tomato,onion, caffeine products, mint
(3)wait at least 2 hours after eating before laying down
(4)weight loss of any excess weight because it compresses and forces food upwards

Medications such as nexium, prilosec, prevacid etc can be used to help with these symptoms though they can take 5 to 7 days, in some cases, to have an effect.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Remedies For Lump In The Throat

Brief Answer: may be gastroesophageal reflux Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Heartburn, difficulty swallowing are most commonly related to gastroesophageal reflux. It can also cause bloating, nausea, vomiting, acid taste in the mouth, excess salivation, regurgitation of food. Some persons may have a persistent dry cough due to reflux Treatment involves lifestyle changes and medication. Lifestyle changes include--(1) small portions instead of large amounts of food (2)avoid spicy/acidic/fried foods including tomato,onion, caffeine products, mint (3)wait at least 2 hours after eating before laying down (4)weight loss of any excess weight because it compresses and forces food upwards Medications such as nexium, prilosec, prevacid etc can be used to help with these symptoms though they can take 5 to 7 days, in some cases, to have an effect. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions