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Offline Chemistry4me

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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« on: 03/08/2009 03:42:42 »
You'll notice this if you gulp some water down very quickly, your throat makes a 'gulg, gulg' kind of sound, why does this happen? What is making that noise?


 

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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2009 08:33:04 »
My thoughts are that when we quickly take a large swallow of food or water we produced more powerful esophageal contraction than the little swallows. Perhaps this is causing the gulping noise. It could also do with the fact that when we drink something quickly, we swallow a lot of air. That's all I've got for this one and my physio books have nothing.  [xx(]   
 

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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« Reply #2 on: 04/08/2009 01:11:40 »
Could is possibly be the epiglottis moving very quickly up and down?
 

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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« Reply #3 on: 04/08/2009 01:26:38 »
Could be! I hadn't considered it. More forceful swallowing could potentially be causing the epiglottis to project stronger and make more noise.
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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« Reply #4 on: 04/08/2009 01:29:42 »
Haha, you can? Sorry, my memory is a bit dodgy. Or maybe not?  :-\ ;D
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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« Reply #5 on: 04/08/2009 01:31:20 »
Sorry, I took that out because I thought it sounded unreasonable after I wrote it. But if you contract your throat muscles, you can get movement from the epi. Another thought would be that when we swallow the larynx quickly moves upwards which could create some sound.
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What's making that noise when you swallow?
« Reply #6 on: 04/08/2009 01:35:37 »
I hear you mate. I hear ya :)
 

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