I got the following info from my ENT :)
The sense of a lump in the throat is called globus, and may result from chronic reflux laryngitis or increased tension in the upper esophageal muscles behind the voice box. Increase in secretions in the throat results in habitual throat clearing. These secretions may be mistaken as post-nasal drip or "phlegm". A patient with night reflux may awaken with a sore, irritated throat and a gravely voice. Muscle tension in the larynx may lead to vocal difficulty, trouble swallowing, and in severe cases to choking spells and airway obstruction. Heartburn, the typical sympton of gastroesophgeal reflux may not be present when the throat is affected.
This is true for me.. because there are one day I got a indigestion? heartburn? (like food stuck in chest feeling the WHOLE DAY!) and the 'phlgem' seems to have mysteriously disappeared... Then the heartburn went off and the 'phglem' came back. :(
Post Edited (fireworks) : 6/15/2012 6:37:01 AM (GMT-6)