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How come I cough everytime I eat?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Swallowing trouble?

Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) can cause problems.
Uncoordinated contractions in mouth, throat, esophagus can cause pooling of material. A bunch of causes. Less likely is fistula (abnormal connection) between esophagus and trachea (windpipe). See your doc; video-esophagram or feest test can test swallowing mechanism; may be treated with rehab.

In brief: Swallowing trouble?

Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) can cause problems.
Uncoordinated contractions in mouth, throat, esophagus can cause pooling of material. A bunch of causes. Less likely is fistula (abnormal connection) between esophagus and trachea (windpipe). See your doc; video-esophagram or feest test can test swallowing mechanism; may be treated with rehab.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
could be aspiration. Agree with sbove
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ? Aspiration

Coughing is stimulated as a protective reflex to aspiration, food or fluid entering the trachea or lungs.
A modified barium swallow can assess for aspiration and focus on ways of preventing this. There are other causes so it should be e.g.Dilated.

In brief: ? Aspiration

Coughing is stimulated as a protective reflex to aspiration, food or fluid entering the trachea or lungs.
A modified barium swallow can assess for aspiration and focus on ways of preventing this. There are other causes so it should be e.g.Dilated.
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