Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx. Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called gastric reflux . Other problems that affect the throat include Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx Cancers Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

Throat Disorders Discussions

  1. link Bezyb2001
    Lump at bottom of adam's apple
    When I was about 23 I also had one that wold move around, The Doc. said it was a tumer on my thyroid gland, He removed it and it has never come back. - 21% more...
    Bezyb2001- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Throat Disorders
  2. link Cliff
    Tickle and cough
    I have had a tickle throat for many years that causes me to cough when swollowing and drinking. The cough was so bad that I recently caused a heria. A - 14% more...
    Cliff- over a year ago - in Throat Disorders
  3. link Carolray
    constant sore throat and tightness in chest
    Ever since i was exposed to the fumes from several chemicals while cleaning the church bathrooms I havent felt good.
    Carolray- over a year ago - in Throat Disorders
  4. link Hakkashinhwauk
    Lump at buttom of adam's apple.
    Hi everyone, I am incredibly worried about a small pea sized lump I have discovered underneath my adam's apple. It is mobile, it does not hurt when I - 67% more...
    Hakkashinhwauk- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Throat Disorders
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