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I keep having to clear my throat. Is this related to my digestive health?

I keep having to clear my throat. Is this related to my digestive health?

Possibly, yes: Clearing the throat can be a symptom of a few conditions: asthma, bronchitis, post-nasal drip, and gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Your primary care doctor can help you to determine which may be the cause. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I always have this lumpy feeling in the back of my throat. Is there something wrong with my digestive health?

I always have this lumpy feeling in the back of my throat. Is there something wrong with my digestive health?

See ent or gi: Many structures at the back of throat. Could be nothing or something serious. Needore info but an ENT doctor would be a place to go. ...Read more

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I have pain under my lower rib cage. Is this related to my digestive health?

I have pain under my lower rib cage. Is this related to my digestive health?

Perhaps: Some problems in the GI tract can cause pain under your ribs-such as gall bladder disease, colitis, gas, hiatal hernia. Ther are also other non-gi causes-hepatitis, enlargement of the spleen. ...Read more

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How is your mental health related to your digestive health?

How is your mental health related to your digestive health?

Mind-Gut: There is a clear mind-gut connection. Many people experience abdominal symptoms at times of stress and anxiety. This may be in part due to a change in eating habits and routine, but involves emotional impact as well. Fundamentally, a disturbance in your mental and psychologic wellbeing can frequently cause a disturbance in your physical well being. ...Read more

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I always have to clear my throat. Does this mean that my lung health is not so good?

I always have to clear my throat. Does this mean that my lung health is not so good?

Not necessarily: Usually clearing your throat is due to excessive mucus in the back of your throat, either from retaining your saliva in your throat (instead of swallowing) for some reason or else post-nasal drip ... Usually not from your lungs, unless you also have a cough ... ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a digestive health problem?

What kind of condition is a digestive health problem?

Many things: A broad term to describe problems within the gastrointestinal tract, which can go anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit and vegetable for digestive health?

What is the best fruit and vegetable for digestive health?

Fruit/Vegetable: Almost all fruits and vegetables are good for you. Bananas help with soothing the stomach and stopping diarrhea. Pineapple and papaya help with the digestion of your food. Eat fruit separately from your meals, because it is better digested this way. People individually may have food allergies, but most people do not. Remember to eat a variety of fruits/vegetables to get all you need. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect your digestive health?

How does caffeine affect your digestive health?

Many ways: Caffeine is a diuretic, making you urinate frequently to get rid of the toxin "caffeine" which actually more often leeds to constipation and associate hemorrhoidal problems, rectal itching and bleeding. ...Read more

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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more