What is happening inside your body when you eat too fast and get that really weird feeling like you’re choking but in your stomach?

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What is happening inside your body when you eat too fast and get that really weird feeling like you’re choking but in your stomach?

In: Biology

The stomach is elastic and can expand quite a lot – just of think of the most amount of food you’ve ever eaten and imagine it as a ball – then add air, stomach acid, and whatever liquid you probably consumed with it. The stomach is adapted to be able to take in a lot of food and just sort of keep it there.

Now, the stomach lies just below your diaphragm, roughly where your last rib is at the front, you can feel how much higher up it is than most people think. When the stomach expands to accommodate food, it must take up space somewhere, and it does this by pushing the diaphragm up. This can cause breathlessness, and also increases the pressure in the chest cavity, which pushes up on your throat and increases the pressure at your windpipe and oesophagus. This is why you may feel a choking sensation – the inability to take as deep a breath, and the increased pressure in your thorax

Hope this helps!

That sounds similar to what I deal with. I just went in for an upper endoscopy and got diagnosed with Eosinophilic esophagitis.

Sometimes when I eat, it feels like I’m chocking but I can still breathe. It can be pretty painful.