6 Reasons You Cough After Eating

1. Acid Reflux & Related Conditions:

Acid reflux disease (ERD) is one of the most common digestive disorders. It causes acid to build up in your stomach and intestines, which leads to pain and discomfort. It may cause vomiting or even diarrhea if left untreated. If it’s not treated properly, ERD can lead to other problems such as ulcers, bleeding from the esophagus or throat, heartburn, indigestion and more!

2. Respiratory Infections:

Respiratory infections are caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. These types of infections usually start with a cold like feeling in the upper respiratory tract. They can then progress into bronchitis, sinus infection or pneumonia depending on how they’re spread. Some types of germs are easily treatable while others require hospitalization and sometimes even life saving treatment!

3. Asthma:

Asthma is a chronic lung disorder that affects the airways and lungs. People with asthma have trouble breathing normally due to inflammation in their airways and lungs. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness and difficulty taking deep breaths. There are many different types of asthma including acute, chronic or subacute forms.

4. Food Allergies:

Food allergies are a deadly health concern in the United States and around the world. They can cause a variety of symptoms such as hives, rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble breathing, wheezing and more. If you suffer from a food allergy, you’ll have to remain vigilant about what you eat in order to avoid a life-threatening reaction.

5. Dysphagia:

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that makes it difficult or painful to swallow food, liquids or saliva. It can also lead to malnutrition or dehydration if left untreated. In many cases, dysphagia is caused by other health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS or stroke.

6. Aspiration Pneumonia:

Aspiration pneumonia occurs when someone inhales food, liquid or saliva into their lungs. It can lead to serious complications including infection, lung damage or even death. Aspiration pneumonia most commonly affects people who have difficulty chewing food or swallowing, such as young children and the elderly.

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