Throat Sounds When Drinking?

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Good morning, I want to ask, why if I swallow water it will make a sound (gluk), my mother criticized “try vi, if you drink don’t make a sound” and I tried to swallow slowly but still made a sound, then my father responded “it’s okay sound important if you drink while sitting so that the body relaxes “that way. And I had tonsillectomy in the past, is it an effect of tonsillectomy? U0026amp; how to solve it, I am still confused whether it is still reasonable / not because of different parental responses.

1 Answer:

Thank you for asking I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.

The "glek" that you hear when someone swallows a drink or food is generally a normal thing due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles in the back of the mouth and throat when swallowing food. Usually it will sound louder when a lot of food or drink is swallowed directly, swallows quickly, or food that is not perfectly crushed so that the texture is still solid and results in greater effort to swallow so that a sound is heard.

But also be aware, a sound that sounds louder than usual can also indicate several medical conditions as follows:

Blockage in the passage of food, for example in the esophagus. This causes the swallowing effort to be greater and results in a sound
Enlarged tonsils
Ear problems such as blockage of the ear canal, damage to the eardrum, or damage to the bones of the hearing. It should be noted that there are two main types of conduction, namely air conduction and bone conduction. Air conduction occurs in the ear canal to the auditory bone, while bone conduction occurs in the following path to the auditory nerve. Most of the sounds we hear come from outside the body that are picked up by conduction. while the conduction bones are more sensitive to hearing sounds from within the body, such as one's own voice, swallowing sounds, breath sounds, etc. If the ear canal is closed (for example by fluid or dirt), bone conduction will be more dominant for delivering sound. Thus, a person can become more aware and hear louder sounds that occur in the body, including the sound of swallowing food

We recommend that you do the following things first:

Eat and drink slowly
Chew food until pulverized and then swallowed
Cut large pieces of food so you don't have to swallow large volumes right away
As much as possible do not put food in the mouth and swallow large volumes of food or drink, other than to prevent noise, this is also to prevent choking

If in these ways the sound of the food is still loud, to confirm the condition, you should check with a general practitioner for an ear and throat examination. If necessary, the doctor will refer you to an ENT specialist for further tracking. And then you will be given treatment according to the underlying conditions.

That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and is useful :)


dr. Princess Claudya

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