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Post Falls, ID
A 28-year-old female asked:

Past couple months i woke up choking and couldnt breath. during the day i have to force my throat to swallow saliva on and offbut not drinks or food ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Time to see the Dr.: Such symptoms are possibly due to achalasia (or other causes). One can see her primary care doctor, who can refer to a gastroenterology doctor if needed. Achalasia is when the lower end of the esophagus is too tight, and swallowed liquids and foods have a hard time getting into the stomach, and thus remain in the esophagus and flow back into the throat when a person lies down or bends over.
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