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Food Stuck In Esophagus Causes
Hi I have a habbit of eating hot food temperature wise I was wondering what sort of damge will it do to the esophagus cause I am worried about cancer?
Adjust your habbits: Excessive heat can cause burns to the lining of your mouth and esophagus. Eat like normal people do...hot food but not burning hot foods. ...Read more
During eating I don't feel full in my stomach i always feel the food lin my esophagus no matter how little I eat. Its annoying what's the cause of that?
Hiatal hernia: A weakness at the opening to the stomach can cause a hiatal hernia and allow part of the stomach to enter the chest cavity. This may cause food to get stuck before entering into the stomach. An upper GI x-ray or gastroscope could show this. Should consult with your doctor to find out what is causing the problem. ...Read more
Eating chocolate, honey and other sweet foods immediatly burns my throat! Is the esophagus sensitive to sweet/strong foods? (can anxiety cause this?)
Throat burn: Throat burning with certain foods may be due to reflux of acid in the throat. You can have this without the typical reflux symptom of heartburn. Other symptoms of reflux into the throat are hoarseness, phlegm, cough, throat clearing, low grade sore throat, feelings of a lump in the throat... Stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms in the throat. ...Read more
Can any of the following cause esophagus inflammation/burning-? Throat clearing, stress or colder weather/foods.
27. Gerd/reflux/LPR or damage caused by excess acid cause feel food going through your esophagus? I also have throat clearing, altered vocal range,
What caused sharp pain in esophagus near heart when food is swallowed after severe reflux episode overnight? Had a episode of what I believe was reflux overnight 3 days ago. I woke up in the middle of night with severe pain in throat and chest (heartb
Tear: You may have esophageal tear! Go see your doctor asap. ...Read more
What could cause food stuck in throat, sore throat after eating and heartburn. Cancer of esophagus? Is endoscopy only way to diagnose?
When you're trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if you're taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.
Correct: Eating or drinking acid things will make the esophageal irritation worse. It may take time for the meds to work. If you are very pregnant, you probably have reflux and should stay upright as much of the time as you can (even to sleep) and take an antacid whenever you hurt as well as at bedtime or if you wake up in the night. ...Read more
Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?
I've had 3 episodes in the past 5months where food is getting stuck in my lower esophagus. Takes 20 min of pain, mucous and gurgling before it passes.
If in a rush on the way to work, normally I guzzle coffee and take big bites of food. How much is the food/drinks temperature damaging me, and what will happen to esophagus?
Not much: While not ideal eating behavior, this should not permanently damage your esophagus or stomach. ...Read more
Pharynx: The pharynx, the common space at the back of the mouth and throat where food and breathing take place, has reflexly operated membranes and cartilage which close the larynx (windpipe) when swallowing and prevents the wrong this from getting past. This can be consciously bypassed — but why would you want this? ...Read more
Small bites and gulp:
Agree with Dr. Pool. The pain may be due spasm of esophageal muscles. Try taking smaller bites of food and smaller gulps of liquids while drinking.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Esophageal symptoms: Technically, the esophagus is a mediastinal structure that sits forward of the spinal cord and behind the airway. As such, its mid-body and not "in the back." that being said, esophageal pain can radiate to the chest or back, and shares many of the same nerve pathways of pain as does the heart. You're right in that food sticking is typically described as "in the chest.". ...Read more
Husband was diagnosed with barrett's esophagus. Was told not to eat spicy or citrus foods. He eats ketchup on everything at every meal. Problem?
Yes: The nih have identified tomatoes, tomato products and citrus fruits as major offenders. Avoid oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, pineapples, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, chili, pizza, chocolate, garlic and onions, broccoli, coffee, alcohol. Also, loose weight to a bmi of less than 28, avoid tight cloths, try eating 6 smaller meals a day. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm on the 10th of 30 day of clyndamicin600mg/6hr. Now when I eat or drink I feel pain in the lower esophagus when th food travels that zone. Whatto do?
Unless you have NO alternative drugs for your skin and nasal symptoms, I suggest that you see an infectious disease consult ASAP.
Clindamycin treats staph aureus (non MRSA) and anaerobes. On a 30-day regimen, you are at high risk for C diff colitis- diarrhea and inflammation of the colon from overgrowth of a clostridium bacteria that makes a toxin. This condition is severe and can be fatal. ...Read more
See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more
Unlikely: Usually the food will burn your mouth. Unlikely to burn your esophagus. ...Read more
S I've been feeling like food is getting stuck in my esophagus. I am panicking that it is esophageal cancer. Is this likely?
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