DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20184360

Globus pharyngeus in women: observations and opinions

B. T. Subramanya, Sphoorthi Basavannaiah, S. Lohith

Abstract


Background: India has world’s fastest growing economy with second largest population in the world. But the health aspects of Indians are neglected even with vast health facilities and resources. Health is an important factor that contributes to well-being and economic growth especially women’s health which must be prioritised but is often ignored. Aims and objectives of the study were to identify the root cause for globus sensation in throat, to assess the percentage of factor causing this symptom and to educate women to eliminate this illusion of foreign body like sensation in the throat.

Methods: All the women who consulted outpatient department with this symptom were evaluated clinically and investigated.  

Results: Anemia topped the list among all the probable causes for globus pharyngeus.

Conclusions: Proper and adequate nutrition in women is a life-long process and it is important to eliminate the myth about Globus pharyngeus in women.


Keywords


Globus pharyngeus, Anemia, Nutrition

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