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Vineland, NJ
A 38-year-old male asked:

I have problems swallowing certain foods i take prilosec 40mg twice a day along with zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Globus versus...: A ball or lump sensation in your throat past which you can easily swallow is called "globus"--a functional problem that acid blockers likely won't help. Nor would it likely address esophageal spasm, dysmotility, or eosinophilic esophagitis. Have you had manometry?Might want endoscopy for definitive biopsy +/- address peptic stricture that may constrict the swallowing tube & benefit from dilation.
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