Gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and post nasal drip are all possible sources of choking on saliva although it is impossible to say for sure without a doctor's check-up, according to NetWellness. A review of the patient's medical history, current medications and any current medical conditions is recommended.Continue Reading
Guillain-Barre syndrome is another possible cause of saliva choking, but Mayo Clinic states that the condition comes with numerous other symptoms, such as extreme weakness, pain and difficulty breathing. This condition also requires immediate hospitalization.
Trauma to the brain or the neck also causes swallowing difficulties, according to the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. Therapies for treating these types of conditions include specialized medication, changing of the diet, and physical therapy specifically focused on the muscles and nerves used when swallowing. The treatments help reduce excess stomach acid and saliva, strengthen the muscles used in swallowing, and improve the coordination of the mouth and the throat structures. In extreme cases, surgery is also an option when muscles or structures need to be stretched or expanded to make swallowing easier. An otolaryngologist performs these types of procedures.
Choking on saliva is not likely to be a life-threatening or dangerous condition by itself, according to NetWellness. The problem is typically treatable with the assistance of an experienced physician.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
Night body shaking, or tremors, can be a part of normal sleep behavior or may be a symptom of a sleep disorder, explains NetWellness. Sleep starts and periodic limb movements may be the cause of night tremors. Additional causes of night tremors include sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, REM behavior disorder, or a movement disorder such as excessive fragmentary myoclonus. Night tremors may also be due to a drug overdose or reaction to a medication, notes Home-Remedies-for-You.com.Full Answer >
According to Parenting.com, there are several small indicators believed to predict that a woman is carrying a male child, such as having a low pregnancy bump or seeing a Doppler heart reading of less than 140 beats per minute at a doctor's check-up. Male children are believed to create cravings for salty and sour foods during pregnancy, and it is believed (though not true) that women are less prone to morning sickness with boys.Full Answer >
A person should get a complete blood cell count every year when she goes to the doctor for a regular check-up, says the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Her doctor may also recommend a basic metabolic panel, or BMP.Full Answer >
Any one of 77 different conditions, including ear canal infection, sleep apnea or post-concussive syndrome may cause a shooting pain in the ear or head, according to WebMD. Other possible conditions include acute stress reaction or excessive caffeine use.Full Answer >