It’s that annoying sensation… the one where you feel like there’s something caught in your throat and swallowing is difficult.
But it’s not just the occasional “went down the wrong way” irritation we all suffer.
Lately, it seems like it’s ALWAYS HAPPENING, at nearly every meal.
It’s frustrating. It’s annoying.
And… let’s face it… it’s alarming when it feels like just swallowing regular food is turning into a struggle.
But it’s a battle you don’t have to face anymore as the latest research reveals an all-natural cure that can help end swallowing problems. Plus, it tackles another common issue many older folks face after eating: chest pain.
The chest pressure isn’t a heart problem (although it can certainly FEEL like one). It’s more of an ache right in the rib cage when you’re eating or after.
And it’s often caused by the same problem in the pipes that makes it feel like something’s stuck in there.
The COMMON problem NO ONE talks about
By some estimates, half of all seniors will experience some form of swallowing difficulties at some point.
In some cases, it could be caused by damage in the esophagus.
It could even be a warning sign of a tumor blocking part of pipes (which is why you should ALWAYS mention swallowing problems to your doctor).
But in MOST cases, there’s nothing there at all.
Your doc will check. He might even order up scans or a ’scope.
And if he finds nothing… as is usually the case… he’ll shrug and suggest that you cut your food even smaller and chew it more thoroughly.
What’s next… baby food?!?!
Herbal extract relieves swallowing problems
But you don’t have to resort to liquefying everything.
All you have to do is suck on a peppermint before your meal!
I know that sounds strange… and maybe a little too simple. But it was just put to the test in a new study.
Peppermint was given to folks who suffer from difficulty swallowing and volunteers who have non-cardiac chest pain during or after eating.
- Three out of four who had BOTH conditions reported relief when trying the peppermint trick.
- More than half of those who had only difficulty swallowing felt significantly better.
- And nearly two-thirds who had only non-cardiac chest pain, also felt better thanks to the mints.
Peppermint oil appears to soothe the irritation in the esophagus that leads to difficulty swallowing (that’s not caused by an obstruction) as well as non-cardiac chest pain after eating.
And that’s the key here: Not the candy, but that peppermint oil.
Read the ingredients carefully, get yourself some mints made with pure 100 percent honest-to-goodness natural peppermint oil, and pop a couple before you eat.
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