Globus syndrome

Globus syndrome (previously called globus hystericus) is the feeling of a lump in the throat when actually there is no lump. It is a feeling similar to one experienced when feeling all choked up due to sadness, grief, fear, anxiety, anger, pride, happiness or extreme elation. In such scenarios, it occurs with frequent swallowing and drying of the throat brought on by fear, anger, anxiety or another strong emotion or by hyper ventilation.
Globus syndrome may also result from abnormal muscle activity or sensitivity of the esophagus. It sometimes accompanies gastroesophageal reflux. Once the common causes are excluded, reassurance and symptomatic treatment suffices.


In order to proceed further, you need to have an account on IDG.
Create a new account now

Registered users, you can login below to access this page.