The Cause After Swallowing Feels Like You Can’t Breathe?
Assalamualaikum, I want to ask here when I swallow something I feel the loss of breathing and I have to swallow again to ease it, what should I do?
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The process of swallowing is part of the digestive process, which plays a role in introducing food in the oral cavity into the stomach through the esophagus. This is a complex matter, including the work of the nervous system that is realized and not realized, the muscles of chewing and upper gastrointestinal organs. When the food has been prepared to be swallowed, the epiglottis will fold down to cover the respiratory tract, so the food can pass through the esophagus and into the esophagus and then delivered to the stomach.
If after swallowing feels like you can't breathe, it can be caused by several things, namely:
1. Food is stuck in the epiglottis so that the airway remains closed.
2. Epiglottis does not return immediately after food enters the esophagus (digestive tract), can be due to disorders of the nervous system or swallowing muscles.
If this condition is disturbing, you can consult directly with the ENT doctor. The doctor will conduct medical interviews, physical examinations and supporting examinations such as the endoscopy. Endoscopic examination is carried out by inserting a flexible pipe which is flexible and equipped with a camera into the esophagus, to see the condition of the inner esophagus and epiglottis directly.
In the meantime, you can relax by inhaling your deep breath slowly. This relaxation is beneficial to relieve psychological stress that you experience. Psychological stress can interfere with the body's physiological mechanisms so that it becomes disturbed.
Thus hopefully useful.