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What causes food getting stuck in throat?

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Posted on Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Question: Sometimes food gets stuck when eating, increase saliva then food is regurgitated.
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
GERD to be confirmed...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am sorry for the situation you are in.

Feeling food stuck in the throat and then regurgitated are signs of acid reflux. Further tests are needed to determine the final diagnosis including upper endoscopy and abdominal ultrasound.

As it is holidays, I advise to :
- eat often and small portions
- chew up slowly
- do not lay down immediately after eating
- avoid oily, chilly, spicy foods

The aforementioned steps should help you until you see a GI specialist for further evaluation.

All the best!
Dr.Klerida
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Brief Answer: GERD to be confirmed... Detailed Answer: Hi, I am sorry for the situation you are in. Feeling food stuck in the throat and then regurgitated are signs of acid reflux. Further tests are needed to determine the final diagnosis including upper endoscopy and abdominal ultrasound. As it is holidays, I advise to : - eat often and small portions - chew up slowly - do not lay down immediately after eating - avoid oily, chilly, spicy foods The aforementioned steps should help you until you see a GI specialist for further evaluation. All the best! Dr.Klerida