How To Deal With Chest Feels Blocked?

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Hello, introduce me to Silvia, 21 years old, I want to ask, why is it that for a month my chest has always been stuck? Then if I hold my stomach, sometimes I burp a little, sometimes also the sour vomit or the food I ate before vomits, but there is always something stuck in my chest even though I vomited, even though I only drank water I could vomit it up. I live in england, and if I want to check up to the hospital I have to make an appointment and wait about a year to find out all my illnesses, is there any advice from the doctor? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello, Thank you for the question.


Complaints of a lump in the chest can be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid reflux disease is caused by weakness of the muscles in the lower part of the esophagus which is responsible for regulating food and drinks that enter the stomach. Weakness in this muscle causes stomach acid to back up into the esophagus and causes irritation. Patients may experience symptoms of heartburn or chest pain that feels like burning, a lump in the chest or throat, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, belching, bitter mouth.


In addition to acid reflux disease, this lump feeling can be caused by esophagitis (inflammation of the wall of the esophagus), Zenker's diverticulum (protrusion of the wall in the esophagus that forms a sac), esophageal achalasia, or nervous disorders such as multiple sclerosis.


You can try to do the following suggestions:

avoid eating large portions, you should eat smaller portions and more often
avoid consumption of spicy and oily foods
avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy and alcoholic beverages
avoid dinner too late, try to eat dinner 3-4 hours before bedtime
try sleeping on a higher pillow
avoid smoking

If the above recommendations do not make significant changes, please consult a doctor because to ascertain the cause requires a doctor's examination. The doctor will ask further about your complaint and examine you. The next treatment can only be determined after examining you.


Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia


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