Why Does Food Get Caught In My Throat?

If you frequently get food stuck in your throat, you should consult a doctor.

One of the most common problems is a narrowing of the esophagus caused by the buildup of scar tissue, or esophageal stricture.

A specialist can treat esophageal stricture by placing a stent or performing a dilation procedure.

Why does everything get stuck in my throat?

Often, globus pharyngeus is due to minor inflammation in the throat or at the back of the mouth. The throat muscles and mucous membranes can feel strained when the throat is dry, causing feelings that something is stuck in the throat. One of the most common causes of a dry throat is frequent swallowing due to anxiety.

What causes difficulty in swallowing?

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles in the throat. These disorders weaken the muscles, making it difficult for a person to swallow without choking or gagging. The causes of oropharyngeal dysphagia are conditions that primarily affect the nervous system such as: multiple sclerosis.

Can food get stuck in the esophagus?

Steakhouse syndrome is a condition in which a mass of food (called a bolus) becomes stuck in the lower part of the esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach.