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38 Possible Causes for Choking, Regurgitation of Undigested Food

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    It can cause you to choke, and it can cause food to enter the wrong pipe, leading to pneumonia or death.[] Symptoms include difficulties in swallowing, bad breath, and regurgitation of undigested food.[] […] of undigested food.[]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    […] can include: Difficulty swallowing food, a condition called dysphagia Food or liquid flowing back up into the throat, or regurgitation Waking up at night from coughing or choking[] Symptoms are slowly progressive dysphagia , usually to both liquids and solids, and regurgitation of undigested food.[] The major symptoms of esophageal achalasia are dysphagia, chest pain, and regurgitation of undigested food.[]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    You choke, rather than gag, when food goes down the trachea, a problem with a ready antidote: the Heimlich maneuver. But you can’t Heimlich something in your food tube.[] This condition can cause complete blockage of the esophagus and therefore food impaction. Patients will need to regurgitate the undigested foods to feel better.[] Benign esophageal stricture causes difficulties in swallowing food, saliva or liquids and increases the risk of choking.[]

  • Diverticula Esophageal

    […] swallowing Location of Zenker's diverticulum Between cricopharyngeus (UES) and thyropharyngeus portion of inferior pharyngeal constrictors SSx of Zenker's diverticulum Dysphagia, choking[] People also experience: Choking feelings A feeling of mucous collecting in the throat Hoarse speech Bad breath Tests for Diagnosing Zenker’s Diverticulum Experts don’t know[] Recommend that the patient sleep with the head elevated (using pillows or bed blocks) to reduce esophageal reflux and nocturnal choking.[]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    Our two patients had occasional choking and aspiration episodes at eating and endoscope did not pass through at the level of the upper esophagus.[] It is often accompanied by regurgitation of undigested food and saliva minutes or even hours after the meal. Regurgitation can occur at night.[] […] or fear of choking and delayed swallowing of food localized at the cricoid area of the neck.[]

  • Hypersalivation

    The hypersalivation is more at night and may cause choking. Other Causes of Hypersalivation in Parkinson’s Other medicines such as pilocarpine and nitrazepam.[] 5 Other symptoms include; inability to swallow oral secretions, throat pain, odynophagia, hypersalivation , retrosternal fullness and regurgitation of undigested food. d)[] In total the situation was interpreted more as a problem related to a feeling of choking (with food or fluid) in the sense of a functional dysphagia rather than as a swallowing[]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Normally, when people choke, they cannot cough, talk or breathe.[] […] of undigested food, or recurrent aspiration pneumonias. 3-5 Because symptoms are caused by incomplete relaxation of the LES, these patients usually have a marked clinical[] Typical symptoms include sensations of choking or trouble swallowing and chest discomfort. How is diffuse esophageal spasm diagnosed?[]

  • Esophageal Disease

    […] achalasia include: Difficulty swallowing Pressure in the chest after eating Backing up of undigested food and fluid (regurgitation) sometimes hours after eating Coughing or choking[] Symptoms are sometimes quite subtle, and can range from regurgitation of undigested food, difficulty swallowing, aspiration, or recurrent pneumonias.[] In addition, saliva can accumulate in the upper pouch since it cannot drain into the stomach, causing the child to choke.[]

  • Dyspepsia

    […] breastbone typically 1 to 4 hours after eating; a sour or bitter taste in the mouth; regurgitation of food; chest pain; excessive burping; a hoarse, sore throat; coughing or choking[] Sometimes nocturnal regurgitation of undigested food Chest discomfort Barium swallow Esophageal manometry Endoscopy Cancer (eg, esophageal , gastric ) Chronic, vague discomfort[] Dyspepsia Cause Suggestive Findings Diagnostic Approach Achalasia Slowly progressive dysphagia Early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and symptoms that are worsened by food[]

  • Neoplasm of the Esophagus

    This can cause symptoms of choking, gagging, and coughing while swallowing.[] Symptoms are sometimes quite subtle, and can range from regurgitation of undigested food, difficulty swallowing, aspiration, or recurrent pneumonias.[] As your cancer progresses, you may experience: unintentional weight loss indigestion heartburn pain or difficulty when swallowing frequent choking while eating vomiting food[]

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