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Old 03-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Coughing after eating

My husband is a fit and healthy man, but who has to cough up after every morsel of food that he eats. I am so sick of it, I cannot tell you. It is disgusting. I know he cannot help it, it must be caused by something, but that does not help.

I have been on at him to see a Doctor for 15 years, but he won't as he says he has always had this issue. At the table, whilst we are still eating, he cannot help but start coughing. It is gross.

It is gone after a few minutes, and all is well again...... until he next eats.

I am getting to desperation point. It is utterly vile.

He does not have reflux. He has no other issues. It is not related to spicy foods. It can be after a piece of toast, a sandwich, a banana or anything.

Has anyone ever found a cure for this.

We have to eat out with his bosses regularly, and I dread it.

Please help!

 
Old 03-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: Coughing after eating

He may have a swallowing problem, or what's called "silent reflux." There's no heartburn, but the stomach acid still irritates the lungs.

A gastroenterologist might be able to help, but if your husband won't go, you can't drag him.

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Re: Coughing after eating

Thanks for the reply, but no.... nothing like that. He swallows fine, just has this frothing up of fluid/mucus, which begins within a couple of minutes of his last mouthful of food. I just want it to go away!!

Take care...

 
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Re: Coughing after eating

Yep, sounds like silent reflux. It can happen from any food if the valve at the top of the stomach is weak.

 
Old 03-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #5
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Re: Coughing after eating

It is not silent reflux.... believe me. I have already investigated that one thoroughly and he has none of those symptoms. Please, just leave this post to someone else. It is not coming from his stomach, and is not acid.

 
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