Choking Suddenly And Feels Something Pushing From The Stomach?

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Hello. My mother since her 30s until now 64 can suddenly choke sometimes while sleeping, eating, praying, walking, sitting. Mama said it felt like something was pushing some kind of wind from the stomach. So it’s not choking on saliva. At first mom will choke suddenly and don’t know the cause, then it feels like someone is pushing from the stomach so the breath stops for a moment. It used to be rare. But lately it can be more than 2x a day. We can’t complain to the doctor because some doctors say it’s a symptom of an ulcer. My mother has never had a history of heartburn. What should be done when that mother is pregnant? What treatment steps should be taken?

1 Answer:

Hi Tiara.


Thank you for the question.

The sensation of being like a wind pushing from the stomach to cause breathing to stop for a moment is actually not typically caused by choking. More likely, these complaints arise due to the presence of stomach acid reflux (up again) into the esophagus and cause irritation. Symptoms in the esophagus can be many symptoms, can be in the form of a lump, fullness, bloating, tightness, phlegm, pain, heat, and so on that feels dominant in the upper abdomen, radiating to the chest, and can even be felt up to the neck and back. This condition is prone to be experienced by women who are overweight, pregnant, fond of consuming fatty and oily foods, taking certain drugs that affect gastric motility, also have problems with hiatal hernias.


It could also be, complaints that your mother experiences due to other causes, such as gastritis, heart rhythm disorders, pharyngitis, allergies or food malabsorption, intestinal inflammation, psychosomatic disorders, excessive anxiety, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, bronchitis, and so on.


If indeed you find your mother's complaints seem very disturbing, you should not let it drag on. Go check him back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine so that complaints are handled properly according to the cause. X-ray examinations, heart records, endoscopy, or other support may also be done by a doctor in order to provide him with appropriate management.


In the meantime, do not just carelessly give your mother medicine. Safer, recommend that he take the following steps:

Eat small portions but often (3-5 hours, not too late)
Limit consumption of fatty and oily foods
Not too excessive consumption of gassed, sour, and spicy foods
Do not immediately lie down or sleep after eating, first give a gap of at least 2 hours
Not getting used to eating while talking, standing, or in a hurry
Avoid using clothes that are too tight
Maintain ideal body weight by exercising regularly
Do not smoke and stay away from alcohol
No stress, anxiety or excessive panic

Hope this helps ...

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