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Esophagus Breathing

When I feel anixety or even when I am not aware of it,
my esophagus begins to tighten when I try to eat and often
it starts to stranel me, cuts off my ability to breath and I become light headed.
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What can I do about it other than try to relax;  exercises, etc.?

Sincerely
Bradybear
Tags: esophagus
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Hi Bradybear,
What you refer to as your esophagus is probably your pharynx. Esophagus is the food pipe, and its constriction should not cause breathing difficulty, as air flows through traches or wind pipe.
Pharynx muscles are located in the neck region, and its constriction can lead to symptoms similar to those described by you.
Tightening of pharyngeal muscles is known to occur in anxiety states and panic attacks.
If this is a recurring problem, please consult a neurologist.
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