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In 2016, the World Health Organization also linked the consumption of hot drinks, like coffee and tea, to a higher risk of cancer of the esophagus.
If enough food, destructive enzymes and bacteria deviate from the esophagus to the lungs, the results can be deadly, including pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Very hot drinks The World Health Organization said drinking tea, coffee and other beverages at 149 degrees Fahrenheit or above could contribute to cancer of the esophagus.
Back in October 2016, one man actually burned a hole in his esophagus after consuming (and subsequently retching) ghost peppers during an eating contest.
The wine was harsh, sweet but astringent, and the taste seemed to register in the esophagus as much as in the mouth.
Drinking alcoholic beverages has been linked to at least seven types of cancer, including cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, breast, and colon.
Use of the product can lead to nicotine addiction, as well as cancers of the mouth, esophagus and pancreas, the CDC said, and possible increases in the risk of death from heart disease and stroke.
Healing could lead to an esophageal stricture, or narrowing of the esophagus, that creates difficulty swallowing and could require surgery to correct.
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medical : the tube that leads from the mouth through the throat to the stomach
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