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September 03, 2010

Caffeine Can Cause ENT Problems

After reading an interesting article in Forbes that described caffeine as a natural pesticide (for real!), I thought I would pipe in and report the types of problems caffeine can cause in humans from an ENT perpective...

Caffiene can contribute to (some proven, some suspected, some debatable):

• Meniere's Disease
Migraine Headaches
Lump in Throat Sensation (Globus)
Chronic throat clearing
• Dry throat
Phlegmy throat

Alcohol and salt are other big as well as under-recognized items that may cause similar ENT issues.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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