CHECK:The primary symptom in zenker's is difficulty in swallowing food; sometimes food comes back up several minutes or hours after eating.
People also experience:
A feeling of mucous collecting in the throat
CAUSES OF BAD BREATHE:
Persistent bad breath is usually brought on by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth, usually as a result of gum disease or dry mouth.
However, problems with the airways, oesphagus and stomach can also lead to bad breath
Factors that affect the mouth and cause bad breath
Food stagnation between the teeth.
A dry mouth, which can be common as we get older and is also caused by a number of medications.
Excessive bacterial activity on the tongue, possibly due to postnasal drip (catarrh coming down the back of the throat from the sinuses and nasal passages).
Throat or tonsil infection.
Factors that affect the airways and cause bad breath
Hindered air or mucus flow.
Bronchiectasis (dilation of the bronchi of the lungs, usually from previous infection).
Factors that affect the oesphagus and stomach and cause bad breath
Gastritis and food reflux.
In rare cases, bad breath can be a sign of a significant general health problem, so it should not be ignored.