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Throat Symptoms - Male

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Throat / Neck
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Difficulties Swallowing
Sore Throat
Neck Pain
Lumps in Neck

Symptoms can develop in the throat and anterior neck from all of the structures that are contained there. These include problems from the spine, the esophagus, the trachea, the thyroid and parathyroid glands and the blood vessels. Symptoms can also come from adjacent structures, such as the heart and lungs and the mouth.

Whiplash injuries can involve the muscles in the front of the neck. Herniated discs can produce pain in the front of the neck. Esophagitis and cancer of the esophagus can produce pain and problems swallowing. GERD can produce reflux of gastric contents into the throat.

Goiter occurs with problems with metabolism involving the thyroid gland. Thyroid cancer can be identified and treated with compounds that take iodine to the thyroid cells. Grave's disease is caused by the thyroid and causes the eyes to bulge out and the heart to beat rapidly.

Heart attacks frequently have pain radiating in to the neck. Pneumonia and pulmonary embolisms can lead to straining of the muscles of the neck from inadequate oxygen.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, and syringomyelia and produce problems with swallowing. Brain tumors and chiari malformation can cause problems with swallowing.


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