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

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Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
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Dr. Michael Underbrink
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Maybe related

Constant throat clearing can be a symptom related to extra-esophageal reflux disease.
This can be a silent symptom of gerd in about 50% of people suffering from reflux (meaning no heartburn). Other symptoms include chronic cough, hoarseness, throat mucus, feeling something sticking in your throat, or difficulty swallowing.

In brief: Maybe related

Constant throat clearing can be a symptom related to extra-esophageal reflux disease.
This can be a silent symptom of gerd in about 50% of people suffering from reflux (meaning no heartburn). Other symptoms include chronic cough, hoarseness, throat mucus, feeling something sticking in your throat, or difficulty swallowing.
Dr. Michael Underbrink
Dr. Michael Underbrink
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Possibly

This can be a symptom of esophageal reflux disease.

In brief: Possibly

This can be a symptom of esophageal reflux disease.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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