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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Globus Hystericus

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Can you tell me about globus hystericus?

Can you tell me about globus hystericus?

Sure: Globus hystericus is also called by other names including globus sensation or globus pharyngis. It literally means a feeling of having a lump in your throat or some obstruction which may feel like you are choking. Other people may feel pain in their throat and chest. When no underlying medical conditions can be found for these sensations it is labeled as a psychiatric condition related to anxiety, . ...Read more

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Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem? Thanks

Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem?
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Conversion reaction: Globus hystericus is a conversion disorder which can include symptoms like problems swallowing, a sense of choking or suffocation, difficulty breathing, lack of speech and feeling like there is a lump in the throat. A hysterical reaction is an old term for a conversion disorder. Hysteria is now termed conversion reaction. ...Read more

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I suffer from globus hystericus. It makes me gag constantly. I'm getting married next week and I'm worried about it. What can I do stop the feeling?

I suffer from globus hystericus. It makes me gag constantly. I'm getting married next week and I'm worried about it. What can I do stop the feeling?

What have you tried?: Sometimes, that feeling can be caused by GE reflux, and the usual first step is to try an over the counter H2 blocker like Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine). Seeing your doctor ASAP may give you other options if that doesn't help within a day or two. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat globus hystericus?

How can you treat globus hystericus?

Talk to your doctor : This is an old term for anxiety. It is treated with medication and psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have globus hystericus?

What does it mean to have globus hystericus?

Globus hystericus: Swallowing is complex act. Stress, anxiety, or full panic attacks can cause some people to feel tightness in the throat -- or feel as if something is stuck in the throat. This is called globus hystericus. This is not a complete diagnosis in itself, but is a symptom only. Because many physical problems may also lead to a similar sensation, it's important to be examined so these can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you use acupuncture to treat globus hystericus, does it have anything to do to correct your qi?

Can you use acupuncture to treat globus hystericus, does it have anything to do to correct your qi?

Ask acupuncturists: Globus hystericus is the sensation of a ball or lump in the throat or neck. It is associated to neurosis or "nerves", or anxiety. You should ask an acupuncturist if they use it for anxiety. Make sure it is definitively globus hystericus and not something else like goiter, brachial or troglossal cyst, enlarge lymph nodes. ...Read more

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In articles about Globus Pharyngeus (/Globus hystericus) I keep reading that a mild hoarseness can be an accompanying symptom, how does it cause that?

In articles about Globus Pharyngeus (/Globus hystericus) I keep reading that a mild hoarseness can be an accompanying symptom, how does it cause that?

Irritation of larynx: The larynx houses your vocal box, and irritation and inflammation can cause hoarseness. With regard to globus pharyngeus, a primary culprit often includes reflux that irritates the tissues in the larynx. Constant throat clearing may also impact one's voice by irritating the larynx. ...Read more

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Lump in my throat could it be globus hystericus?

Lump in my throat could it be globus hystericus?

Need more info: The sensation of a lump in the throat without any actual physical obstruction or problem. Sometimes there is a dismotility issue. Usually the idea is that there is nothing physically wrong but it because of anxiety or depression and this is the person's manner of expressing their symptom (somatizing). See your doctor as a first step to rule out other cause and to get assistance. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat globus hystericus and when it will go away?

How to treat globus hystericus and when it will go away?

Reassuring yourself : And reinforcement from other people and medical professionals that there's nothing serious with your sympom should help. Find ways to manage and overcome your fears and anxieties! take care! http://www.Panic-anxiety.Com/articles/globus-hystericus/. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice of the causes of globus hystericus, ? Secondly , is this a disease of females or both genders get it ?Thanks

Pls can u advice of the causes of globus hystericus, ?
Secondly , is this a disease of females or both genders get it ?Thanks

See below: Globus is a sensation of a lump in the throat that occurs between meals. It is not uncommon and both genders seem to get it. It is associated with stress and may be related in some to abnormal esophageal function or spasm. ...Read more

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My husband has been told by a doctor that he may have globus hystericus. What is the best course of action to treat this? He has been through 2 heart ablutions in 3 years and is now taking sotalol to keep him in rhythm. There have been no other traumas

My husband has been told by a doctor that he may have globus hystericus.  What is the best course of action to treat this? He has been through 2 heart ablutions in 3 years and is now taking sotalol to keep him in rhythm.  There have been no other traumas

If : If it really is globus hystericus, then it may be a variant form of panic anxiety. At the same time, you do want to be sure that there isn't some other physical illness causing the symptoms. Sotalol (a beta blocker) can sometimes mask or diminish panic symptoms, making panic diagnosis more difficult. If panic is confirmed by a careful psychiatric history, then treatment might include such medications as a daily ssri antidepressant or twice daily clonazepam, as well as psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Globus hystericus. Belly bloating, burning sensation, gurgling noises. Pinching feeling at sides and on the sides of the bellybutton. Lower back ache?

Globus hystericus. Belly bloating, burning sensation, gurgling noises. Pinching feeling at sides and on the sides of the bellybutton. Lower back ache?

Could it be stress?: When taken together, globus sensation ("feeling of a lump"), air swallowing with resulting belching, & dry mouth/ throat are most consistent with stress/anxiety. So can be your "gurgling noises & pinching (poorly localized as described)." Managing your stress (& reasons for same) may be your key to relief. To be sure however get evaluated to rule out organic or motility disorders here. ...Read more

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Can i get globus hytercius from smoking because everytime i smoke or try to swallow or listen to music i feel a lump how can I cure it will it go away?

Can i get globus hytercius from smoking because everytime i smoke or try to swallow or listen to music i feel a lump how can I cure it will it go away?

Anxiety symptoms +: You've asked other questions about smoking weed & cigarettes, and feeling anxious. A lump in the throat with swallowing, smoking, or listening to music is likely to be anxiety-related. If you've had a healthy checkup with your doctor, your next step is to work with a psychotherapist on your anxiety -- there are effective talk therapies for this! avoiding weed & cigarettes is good too. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain(Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more