A 31-year-old male asked:
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why is it after i eat i have to keep clearing my throat? there is nothing there but it feels like there is phlegm in my throat and it's after i wat

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Dr. Dale Holly
33 years experience Gastroenterology
This represents GERD: A constant clearing of the throat after eating represents an atypical manifestation of acid reflux disease. The medical term is known as globus which represents a fullness in the back of throat which is worst after eating. The first and most important step in managing reflux is to eat properly by avoiding caffeine, alchohol, fatty foods and tobacco. Another key point is avoid eating late at nite.
Answered on May 22, 2017

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