GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn Overview
When should I see a doctor about a lump in my neck?can
Hi, please take our quick survey and tell us what you think about the Journeys website. Thank you! A fit man all his life, with a self-professed need to keep busy, Graeme was surprised to learn last year that four of his arteries were severely blocked. What gave it away was a recurring sensation in his throat that came on after working strenuously in the garden for 45 minutes, or running up four or five flights of stairs. It felt like a lump in his throat, which made it hard to swallow. Sure enough, three weeks later, a treadmill test at the hospital confirmed his heart was under pressure.
Hiatal hernia sometimes called diaphragm hernia means that the aperture in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes, is widened because of a partially-, or completely weakened diaphragm. This is the reason for the most common type of dysphagia, so-called intermittent esophageal dysphagia. If you have swallowing difficulties it is important to contact your gp to find out the reason behind your problems and rule out any illnesses. In many countries, until the summer of only anti-acid medication was offered to counter the symptoms of the problem, with surgery as the only alternative - with all the risks associated with it. Common symptoms.
I have another thread regarding this issue but that is quite old now and so I thought I would make a new one with my updated problems. I have been suffering with my throat for over a year now, since last May. It all started when I kept feeling a lump sensation in my throat when swallowing. This was my only symptom at the time, and, after several misdiagnosis' including Thrush and Tonsilitis, I went to see an ENT specialist last August. He performed an endoscopy, and diagnosed me with Globus Hystericus. He gave me treatment which I took over the coming months but it did not work. Then, around December time, the lump feeling moved slightly to my right side, but again I had no other symptoms.
‘I’ve got to be doing something’
Some people feel as if they have a lump or mass in their throat when no mass is actually there. If this sensation is unrelated to swallowing, it is termed globus sensation, or globus hystericus which does not mean the person is hysterical.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter LES does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach.