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How do I know if I swallow lots of air

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sudden SOB: Sudden sob is concerning. I would have a low threshold to be seen. Especially if you have history of dvt, bcp use, long travel, overweight. Always ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
SOB: Shortness of breath is an issue, but not necessarily an acid issue. Call your Physician to discuss your symptoms. Before you call, write everything do ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
What has been done?: Unfortunately, your problem is not uncommon and the solution is not always clear. Often "swallowing" air is a behavioral issue which needs psychologi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Get follow up: Food does not usually get stuck at an air bubble. If you have a recurrent sensation of food getting stuck then you may have a narrowing in your esopha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiety attacks: You may be having anxiety attacks. I would suggest seeing a counsellor or therapist
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Coughing: You might have some reflux coming up to your throat. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of lpr, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. I would have y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Couple things: These might not work but are simple. Eat you food completely (20 chews) and take a complete digestive enzyme with meals. If you are over weight then w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Complicated: Most likely a tight Nissen Fundoplication if you are drooling a lot. In time it should get better, however, you may need an EGD with dilitation. PPI ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep air swallower: I think a sleep study would be in order if not already done. This will dispel any questions about the condition.. Exercise more and try to de stress ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Therapist: What you are experiencing is a learned behavior. What triggured it needs to be discovered. A good therapist can help you find the answer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
How much is a lot?: As an adult, you'd have to actively be trying to eat toothpaste to have any adverse affect. It likely would make you nauseated. A child can have the ... Read More

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