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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Aspiration

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Entry of Food and Liquids in the Airways

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced entry of food and liquids in the airways. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Achalasia

    Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. This condition affects the ability of the esophagus to move food into the stomach.

    Relief after surgery in 80-85% of people

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain below the ribs, regurgitation, unintentional weight loss, heartburn, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, leg numbness, arm numbness, new headache, stiff neck
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  3. 3.Esophageal Obstruction (Steakhouse Syndrome)

    When a large piece of food or an object gets stuck in the lower esophagus, it can produce some mild chest pain and excessive salivation (drooling).

    If large piece of food or object does not leave the esophagus within 12 hours, it must be removed manually. This should only be done by a physician.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vomiting, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, trouble swallowing, choking, swallowing of something potentially harmful
    Symptoms that always occur with esophageal obstruction (steakhouse syndrome):
    swallowing of something potentially harmful
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  4. 4.Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a lifelong condition movement disorder. It is caused by the malfunction and death of nerve cells which results in symptoms like tremors.

    Parkinson's disease is a lifelong condition with no cure, however, medication and behavioral modifications may help manage symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, nausea, constipation
    Symptoms that always occur with parkinson's disease:
    symptoms of parkinsonism
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Multiple Sclerosis (Ms)

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath is involved in carrying nerve signals so this damage causes interruptions in nerve signaling.

    This is a lifelong condition; however, treatment may be beneficial.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    severe fatigue, constipation, numbness, decreased sex drive, signs of optic neuritis
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als)

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. This progressive, neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells.

    Lifelong

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, difficulty concentrating, difficulty walking, hoarse voice
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Entry of Food and Liquids in the Airways

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Do you have a cough?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Entry of Food and Liquids in the Airways Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced entry of food and liquids in the airways have also experienced:

    • 17% Cough
    • 5% Fatigue
    • 5% Shortness of Breath
  • People who have experienced entry of food and liquids in the airways were most often matched with:

    • 41% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)
    • 35% Esophageal Obstruction (Steakhouse Syndrome)
    • 23% Achalasia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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