lump in neck and chest

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Hi, I have this problem from almost 2months. for the whole day I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. sometimes abit heat is experienced in throat. somedays this lump and feeling all get disappear itself. but next day they are there.sometimes I also have itching in my throat. I am just 21 years old. please suggest me something.

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    Have this checked out with your doctor.

    It may well be "globus". Any matter refluxing into the oesophagus from the stomach travelling full column can reflux via the upper oesophageal sphincter whence it may aspirate into the respiratory system and cause problems. In an attempt to prevent that, the cricopharyngeal muscle can tighten or spasm resulting in the symptom described.

    Your doctor wil probably prescribe an acid suppressant but it is unlikely to reduce the reflux so you'll have to attempt to manage that yourself.

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      so what do you suggest? what should I do? any change in lifestyle or eating habit...
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      Lifestyle changes to reduce reflux:

      Stop smoking if applicable.

      Lose weight, if necessary. Avoid overfilling your stomach - eat little and often (5 half sized portions instead of 3 big meals). Avoid exercise that will compress the stomach (including bending) after food. Avoid tight fitting clothes. Leave at least 3 hours between last meal and going to bed. Raise the head of the bed by 6 to 8 inches on blocks.

      The www DownWithAcid org uk book / website has more about reducing reflux.

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      Before anything I would go to dr. And have a specialist diagnose you and that way u can have an idea of what u need to change in your lifestyle.

      I have my apt with ent this Monday coming up. Nervous but I rather know sonner what I have and treat it.

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