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Autism Trouble Swallowing
How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?
It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Ive been having trouble swallowing and eating for the past 2 days including today. What could be wrong?
A million and one : ...Reasons, my friend, from physical obstruction to functional problems in the swallowing mechanism. If this is about you, i suggest you visit your doc who will evaluate you and hopefully fix the problem. ...Read more
Not likely: Difficulty swallowing along with weight gain seems coincidental. The only mechanism i can think of that would cause this would be worsening of underlying reflux caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure from a larger belly (reflux may be worse in overweight individuals, and reflux may cause swallowing difficulty). ...Read more
Seek an evaluation : There are many causes for a person to have issues swallowing and without more information it's difficult to better guide you. This is something that you don't want to ignore because it could really become a serious problem. So review this with your doctor sooner rather than later. You could consider a formal consultation on HealthTap, but this still may very well lead you back to your doctor. ...Read more
I'm having trouble swallowing, especially when I'm looking down. It feels like something is stuck, yet it's been this way for a week..What is it??
May or may not block: It may or may not have an esophagus blockage. Sometimes it can feel like a blockage but is not and can be called globus. Your physician and help clarify this and have you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Dysphagia: Depends on the cause, whether muscles or nerves that help move food down through the esophagus are affected, or there is something blocking these passages. Examples of the first are Stroke or Parkinson disease or MS or esophageal spasms. Examples of the second are GERD or Esophageal mass or pressure on esophagus by vertebral bones. Avoid dry mouth. Your doctor can help you change your diet, exerci ...Read more
Can't swallow: You should consult a GI doctor who can take a history, examine you and perhaps do some tests like a barium swallow, endoscopy, etc. There are many causes for this symptom and some can be very serious and others can be benign such as anxiety when eating in front of others. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Difficulty swallowing can be due to many things including neurological conditions, gastroenterology conditions (including reflux) as well as anatomical swellings in the throat. The first thing that needs to be done is a careful history with far more information about what she can swallow and what she can't. I would strongly suggest seeing a doctor for a complete history and examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your Doctor: You should get checked and treated for what may be ailing you. It may be something that needs treatment. ...Read more
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