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Can thyroid problems effect your swallowing and breathing?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 3, 2009
  • 04:34 AM

I have been having a lot of problems recently with both issues. Over the last two months I have been having problems with my throat I sometimes feel like there is a ball stuck inside of it constantly. I get this strange throbbing feeling in my throat at times it comes and goes though. I have had some difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and sometimes it gets to the point where I feel I cant swallow saliva.

I have to have my thyroid checked soon, so I was just wondering if any of these symptoms sound familiar?

It is hard to deal with... occasionally I feel I can't breathe well enough, but it comes and goes.

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  • You should see a doctor you trust in order to assess your symptoms. The sensation you describe (called globus sensation), can present in a number of conditions both benign and malignant. If you suffer from acid reflux disease, you can talk your doctor about a GI referral for endoscopy or imaging. You could also be having issues with your thyroid (nodules). If you already have a thyroid condition, an endocrinologist will be able to help. Listen to your body, and have the doctor take you seriously
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