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Please advise if it's an eating disorder to chew junk food and spit it out?

Please advise if it's an eating disorder to chew junk food and spit it out?

As a single: Behavior - it is odd. However, would need a full evaluation to look for other criteria in order to diagnose an eating disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.

Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.

Yes if Healthy: In moderation cardamom is safe to use if you are healthy. Brushing your teeth, gums and tongue with a clean unworn toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal and before bedtime will probably do more for your breath as well as keeping your mouth healthy. ...Read more

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Help please! is chewing and spitting a form of purging?

Help please! is chewing and spitting a form of purging?

Chew and spit: Yes. Chewing and spitting is the form of purging. Almost all eating disorders start with some form of restrictions intake. By chewing and spitting, calorie restriction occurd. Most importantly, ultimately protein intake is restricted, which ultimately causes much of the damage that occurs in eating disorders. Eating disorder usually ends up controlling you, rather than you controlling it. ...Read more

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Pressure in face and head when chewing tough meat. Have TMJ symptoms, bonding done, afraid of breaking teeth when chewing together. Class 1 maloclussi?

Pressure in face and head when chewing tough meat. Have TMJ symptoms, bonding done, afraid of breaking teeth when chewing together. Class 1 maloclussi?

TMJ: Tmj is a structural problem of the jaw joint and thus requires a structural solution. Your bite and your jaw are not in harmony so the muscles try to help splint the joint creating the pain and muscle fatigue on chewing hard meat. Medications you are taking are hard on liver and kidneys and don't address the structural problem. Get a DX and some treatment by TMJ trained dentist. ...Read more

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Why does wine burn my throat? I've had dry mouth, dry tongue and swallowing foods seem a little abnormal now because of the way jaw lets me chew.

Why does wine burn my throat? I've had dry mouth, dry tongue and swallowing foods seem a little abnormal now because of the way jaw lets me chew.

Xerostomia: Do a bit of research on the term "xerostomia", then go see your dentist and/or ent. Dry mouth is treatable and does reduce your quality of life in dramatic ways. First things first, drink plenty of water daily and avoid caffeine in any form (coffee, tea, sodas, etc). Do not smoke! wine is also a diuretic and will dry your mouth and body, sorry! if this doesn't work, your dmd will help further. ...Read more

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Having really dry mouth I have to excessively chew food to swallow & sometimes have to drink it down with water. My tongue sticks to roof of mouth?

Having really dry mouth I have to excessively chew food to swallow & sometimes have to drink it down with water. My tongue sticks to roof of mouth?

Many causes: While there are many causes the one i find most common is dryness or diminished salivation due to side effects from drugs including many over the counter types like anithistamines. In fact, the most common side effect secondary to prescription drugs in dry mouth. Talk to your dentist or doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Salty taste in mouth with tonsillitis and hypo tsh.863 and t 4 .8 is there a connection?

Salty taste in mouth with tonsillitis and hypo tsh.863 and t 4 .8 is there a connection?

Thyroid iris: Could be unrelated but you could also have a condition called subacute thyroiditis due to infllammed thyroid which is self limited and may cause under active thyroid for a short time. ...Read more

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Back of mouth feels gluely dry/ hard time breathing and swallowing spit not food/lump in throat/wks and getting worse/wheezing in burping sticky phleg

Back of mouth feels gluely dry/ hard time breathing and swallowing spit not food/lump in throat/wks and getting worse/wheezing in burping sticky phleg

See doctor!: It sounds like you may be get dealing with severe allergy symptoms. This is potentially life-threatening if untreated, and you need to see someone asap to get this thing turned around, if that's what it is. If you have to go to an emergency room, do so. But if you have a doctor please call him or her right away. ...Read more

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Ii can't swallow solid foods will I have a problem swallowing the stuff for barium swallow test?

Ii can't swallow solid foods will I have a problem swallowing the stuff for barium swallow test?

Barium swallow: The barium is a thick liquid, consistency like a dense milkshake. If you don't have a problem swallowing liquids, you should be ok with the barium. If you have a problem swallowing liquids, especially thicker consistencies,you will have the same problem with the barium. Do your best, it is all anyone can ask. If you can drink it quickly with big mouthfuls, that's the way to go. ...Read more

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Can't finish meals, throat gets tight, feels like food stuck, lump in throat, afraid to swallow own saliva when symptoms occur. on Prilosec no relief ?

Can't finish meals, throat gets tight, feels like food stuck, lump in throat, afraid to swallow own saliva when symptoms occur. on Prilosec no relief
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Tight throat: It may sound strange but I strongly suggest you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. He/she will examine you and decide whether to help you with meals etc., or recommend a specialist. Hope all goes well -- please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?

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Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?

GERD, see PCP: Some conditions like facial lumpsgastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder require further assessment, tests and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Why does food stick to the sides of my mouth and teeth while chewing and swallowing?

Why does food stick to the sides of my mouth and teeth while chewing and swallowing?

Reduced saliva: You may have reduced saliva. It is normal to an extent as we age but it can also signal other issues. One very common factor is medications. ...Read more

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WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

Reflux: It is most likely due to infant gastric esophageal reflux (GED). It is very common in infant due to the anatomy at this age. Make sure burp them after each feeding and keep upright position for another 15min after feeding. May elevate the head of the bed/crib 15-30 degree to prevent reflux. ...Read more