A member asked:

I have a swallowing disorder where i cant stop thinking about my breathing while eating. it feels like i put a lot of pressure on my diaphragm when holding breath to swallow. am i at risk of tearing my esophagus or damaging my diaphragm from this?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

No. It may help to consult a speech pathologist, the name notwithstanding these specialists can evaluate swallowing. Wish you good health!

Answered 11/11/2022

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