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Choking feeling when I run. Is that just my throat or is it asthma?

Choking feeling when I run. Is that just my throat or is it asthma?

VCD vs. asthma: Exercise-induced asthma is more common than vocal cord dysfunction but both would have to be considered. Asthma tends to come on during cold/dry weather or may be triggered by allergens such as pollen, grasses or weeds. Vcd may have similar causes. Generally, asthma creates more breathing problems while exhaling, but vcd occurs while inhaling. See your primary care or sports med physican for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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I've been having this choking feeling in my throat. Could this be related to my anxiety? .I haven't had an attack in 2 months just some symptoms.

I've been having this choking feeling in my throat. Could this be related to my anxiety? .I haven't had an attack in 2 months just some symptoms.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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What causes the choking feeling when I run?

"choking" when runs: Do you feel short of breath or wheeze when you run? Do the symptoms occur with any kind of vigorous exercise? Do they occur more frequently in cooler times of the year? Any history of asthma? May have exercise-/cold- induced asthma: airways tighten up & breathing is more difficult; may wheeze. See fp for pulmonary function testing & exam. Tx may be as simple as inhaler before running. ...Read more

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What can cause a choking feeling in my throat?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.

I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.

GERD to THROAT: To prevent GERD -- eat smaller meals, chew more thoroughly, make posture straighter, get up and walk after eating, sip water during and after eating, eat less meat. AND of course, take acid blocker or acid reducer each evening 30 min before eating, such as omeprazole or Pepcid. Both are OTC. ...Read more

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What is mild choking feeling with sore throat a symptoms of?

What is mild choking feeling with sore throat a symptoms of?

Drainage: Most likely you are describing drainage that can happen from an infection. The drainage can be quite thick causing choking feelings. ...Read more

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What causes pressurein the backupper partof the throatthat is constant and won't go away sometimes coughing and having a choking feeling, i take medicationforpanicattacks andanxiety but it doesn't seem to help, my doctor looked in my throat and says every

There : There are many things that can cause this sensation. Most of the time it is due to reflux of acid into the throat. You can have symptoms of acid in the throat without the normal esophageal symptoms of indigestion or heartburn. Many times we can't find anything wrong, even after doing an evaluation with scopes. I feel many of these symptoms may be due to muscle tension in the many muscles that control the throat and neck. This tension may cause the pressure sensations. These are exacerbated in those that have an anxious personality. This will not get better with the typical anti-acid remedies. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Choking (Definition)

Chocking is when something is obstructing the airway often the trachea. This is an emergency. Someone chocking with complete obstruction cannot speak. They will often grab at their throats. The heimlich maneuver is the famous technique taught in bls courses to try ...Read more


Choking Feeling (Definition)

A choking feeling may happen for a number of reasons that aren't actually choking. For example, if food travels slowly down the esophagus, a person may feel like he is choking. People having anxiety attacks may similarly feel like they are ...Read more