Feel Like You Can’t Swallow

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Do you ever feel like you can’t swallow? Feeling like you can’t swallow your food or having a lump in your throat could be caused by anxiety or acid reflux.  Nothing is more alarming than sitting down to eat a meal and getting the sensation that you might choke.  Another alarming symptom is having the sensation that you have a lump in your throat. The lump in the throat feeling is common among those suffering from acid reflux disorders.

Feeling like you can’t swallow can be really scary and set off a panic attack.  Anxiety can be the culprit to this sensation although more sinister disorders could be lurking.  The annoying lump in the throat symptom can cause worry that something may be seriously wrong. The lump in the throat feeling can also be related to more serious conditions, but can also be related to anxiety or acid reflux disorders.  So, what do you do if you have these symptoms?  First thing to do is to consult with your physician and tell them all the symptoms you may be experiencing.  They will then most likely order tests if they think it’s necessary.  If they suspect anxiety they most likely will prescribe an anti- anxiety medication or an antidepressant.  If the doctor suspects that you are suffering from an acid reflux disorder such as GERD they will most likely prescribe a medication like a proton pump inhibiter PPI to help control your symptoms.  If something more serious is causing your problem the doctor will prescribe accordingly.  So, if you feel like you can’t swallow seek advice from your physician.


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