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Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy  and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Pulmonologist: If you have severe coughing after drinking fluid, it's possible you're aspirating (inhaling) fluid. Another possibility is a fistula (abnormal connection) between trachea and esophagus. See a pulmonologist promptly. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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After eating, my wife has regurgitation every time and sometime burning in the esophagus, what is the remedy?

After eating, my wife has regurgitation every time and sometime burning in the esophagus, what is the remedy?

Needs evaluation: Your wife may have a serious constriction at the lower end of the esophagus, a hiatal hernia, or some other problem. Both of these conditions should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist asap. She may need an upper endoscopy or x-ray. ...Read more

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When a man has barrett's esophagus, what does it mean?

When a man has barrett's esophagus, what does it mean?

Gastric reflux: Man or woman, barrett's esophagus results from damage to the lining of the esophagus due to backing up of stomach acid and enzymes. It often causes heartburn and may lead to ulceration, bleeding, scarring and with time may be cancer. Initial treatment is usually with antacids, but surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the esophagus?

What is the esophagus?

Tube: The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read more

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What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

Rare : Esophageal perforations are not common. It can occur in the setting of excessive vomiting or retching. Also possible with a prolonged food impaction or even severe pill esophagitis. ...Read more

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What is barrett's esophagus?

What is barrett's esophagus?

Precancerous entity: Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Why does acid back up into the esophagus?

Why does acid back up into the esophagus?

Weak sphincter: The sphincter between the esophagus and stomach can become weak or ineffective, causing acid to back up or reflux into the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read more

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How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

Anti reflux Rx: Be is a complication of chronic reflux; may be painless. Cells in lower esophagus look like intestinal cells, would be ok if they weren't esoph. Cells; less resistant to chemical onslaught. Pre-cancerous. 1% of barrett's pts. May develop adeno (gland) ca of esoph. Rx with aggressive med rx, ppi twice a day, and follow up endoscopy to check for "dysplasia"-more cancer-like; can remove by scope. ...Read more

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Food always getting stuck in my esophagus. Why?

See your doctor: Food always getting stuck in the esophagus can be caused by narrowing of the esophagus (scarring, tumor, congenital, etc) or from diminished saliva production. Best to see your doctor to find out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for barrett's esophagus?

Endoscopy: An endoscopy and biopsy is needed to assess the barrett's and decide if there are precancerous cells that require more aggressive therapy. ...Read more

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