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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 neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...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
Swallowing: Have your father evaluated with consideration of referral for formal swallowing study supervised by a competent speech therapist. Sometimes a practitioner will send you first for clinical evaluation with the therapist, or request that the therapist supervise a formal swallowing study. They will assess whether there is risk for aspirating (substances going to lungs rather than in GI tract). ...Read more
Swallowing: You may have esophageal problems, consult your doctor for workup. ...Read more
Is it ok to crush my amoxicillin 500 mg oval white tablets and put it in yogurt? Having trouble swallowing pills.
I have trouble swallowing solids and I can't see my Dr for 3 weeks. What is a good diet to follow to get all the nutrients?
I once had to do it: Here's a basic link: http://nutrition.about.com/od/nutritionandhealth/f/What-Can-I-Eat-On-A-Full-Liquid-Diet.htm I'll search for the recipe suggestions I made up during my implant healing. But even if I don't find it you can spin off from here. Also search dental diet suggestions - they have lots! ...Read more
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