The Throat Feels Hoarse And Shortness Of Breath?
I want to ask, I’m 26 years old. r nI often have shortness of breath, my throat feels narrow, my voice is rough and hoarse, when I say my breath is often tight, when I scream my throat feels sore, but if I eat / swallow it doesn’t hurt, my breath smells, my chest also crowded, and often feel suddenly worried, how to overcome them? tks
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The various complaints that you feel are most likely symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This disease occurs when the valve that limits the lower esophagus with the upper stomach experiences incompetence, so that it cannot close completely after the food bolus flows into the stomach. This condition causes some of the stomach acid (HCl) to flow back and irritate the esophagus. This irritation can be felt as tightness, a lump, sore, and a variety of other discomforts. Esophageal irritation can also make mucus production in the throat increase, so that the patient's voice can become hoarse and even bad breath.
Various conditions can aggravate the symptoms of GERD, one of which is related to severe mental stress, such as when you are feeling anxious. Not only that, obesity, pregnancy, hiatal hernias, side effects of drugs, and excessive consumption of spicy and oily foods can also contribute to aggravating complaints due to GERD.
In addition to GERD, your complaints may also arise due to other causes, such as laryngitis, panic attacks, gastritis, peptic ulcer or duodenum, throat cancer, tonsillopharyngitis, excessive anxiety disorders, drug side effects, and so on.
So that your complaints are resolved properly, we urge you to check yourself directly to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine. With a direct physical examination, or assisted with supporting tests, for example ultrasound, endoscopy, x-rays, laboratory tests, etc., doctors often can provide you the best management. The initial handling steps you should take are:
Eat small but regular portions 3 to 5 hours
Don't over-eat spicy and oily foods
Don't over-eat foods that contain a lot of gas, including cabbage, mustard greens, tubers, caffeine, soda
Eat slowly, chew your food well before swallowing
Don't eat while lying down
Do not also lie down right after eating
Maintain ideal body weight
Manage your stress and anxiety well
Don't take any medicine
Do not smoke
Stay away from alcohol
Hope this helps ...