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A 31-year-old female asked:

When i lie down to sleep i always feel like im drowning and have phlegm in my throat that make me breathless.ive done tonsillectomy and capso. help?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may 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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