Suddenly feeling that you have a lump in your throat that will not go away can be a frightening situation. This feeling is medically known as globus sensation, and sometimes can be an indication of an actual medical problem. Other times it can simply indicate that you are stressed or facing a lot of anxiety. The following are a few causes for globus sensation and a few treatment options that may help relieve the uncomfortable feeling.


GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a common disease that suffers as much as 20% of the population. Acid reflux causes inflammation in the throat which in turn makes the throat more sensitive. Research suggests that as many as 23% to 68^% of people that suffer from globus sensation also suffer from GERD or an increase in their general acid reflux symptoms. If you suffer from GERD and constantly feel like you have a lump in your throat, it may be a sign that your GERD is not properly managed.