Choking On Food And Headache

Reviewed on 2/19/2021

Choking on food means that food has been aspirated into the breathing tube, and this warrants emergency first aid and medical care. On the other hand, difficulty swallowing that is not true choking can be caused by digestive conditions, stroke, or connective tissue disorders. Headache has many causes and may not be related to difficulty swallowing. Make sure a choking person receives immediate first aid, and discuss any swallowing problems with your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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