Throat Often Hurts When Swallowing And Shortness Of Breath?
Hello . I want to ask that lately my throat often hurts when I swallow and my breath is a bit tight and also my heart often hurts. Is it a symptom of throat cancer? Thanks
Hi Jordan Botboy,
Although a sore throat can be a symptom of throat cancer, not all sore throat complaints are cancer-related. Throat cancer is a malignant tumor that grows and develops in the throat area. Symptoms of throat cancer include:
sore throat difficulty swallowing change in voice coughing lump that doesn't go away earache or ringing in the ears swelling of the throat, neck, jaw or eyes weight loss for no apparent reason
Regarding the complaints you are experiencing, there is a possibility that this condition is related to stomach acid disease, which is a condition in which gastric fluid flows back into the esophagus/esophagus, causing irritation. In this condition, symptoms such as heartburn, burning sensation in the chest (heartburn), nausea and vomiting, throat feeling lumpy or painful when swallowing, or coughing may occur. If the complaints are quite severe, some people can also experience shortness of breath as you are experiencing.
However, it should also be noted that sore throat when swallowing can also be caused by other medical conditions such as sore throat, tonsillitis, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus / tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), or the presence of foreign objects.
Given the possibilities can vary, so to be able to determine the cause of the complaints you are experiencing, you should consult a doctor so that they can be examined further. Through a physical examination with direct observation and supporting tests if needed (such as a throat swab or endoscopy) the doctor will explore the cause further and determine the right treatment for you according to your underlying condition.
In the meantime, to reduce complaints, the following suggestions can be done at home:
Increase the consumption of water 2-3 liters a day Gargling with warm salt water 2-3 times a day can help reduce inflammation in the throat Avoid consumption of fried, oily, spicy, sour, or gassy foods Eat regularly and don't eat late Eat in portions Small portions but frequent (5-6 times a day) Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes Get enough rest and minimize stress
Related information can be read here:
Causes of sore throat when swallowing
Hope it is useful,
dr. Muliani Sukiman