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May i know possible causes and cure for globus pharengeous? Would ssri help , or could it be due silent reflux

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Globus causes:

Reflux; esophageal motility disorders; infection /inflammation of pharynx; upper aerodigestive malignancy; thyroid diseases; enlarged base of tongue; rare pharyngo-laryngeal tumors; psychological factors & stress, et al.
Treatment with high dose ppi for reflux may help; endoscopy & other tests may reveal cause; in absence of physical findings, ssri & counselling may benefit.

In brief: Globus causes:

Reflux; esophageal motility disorders; infection /inflammation of pharynx; upper aerodigestive malignancy; thyroid diseases; enlarged base of tongue; rare pharyngo-laryngeal tumors; psychological factors & stress, et al.
Treatment with high dose ppi for reflux may help; endoscopy & other tests may reveal cause; in absence of physical findings, ssri & counselling may benefit.
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