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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Difficulty Chewing

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What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of difficulty in swallowing?

What are the possible causes of difficulty in swallowing?

Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Might want to see a gastroenterologist for treatment options. Need to distinguish "globus" and LPR. ...Read more

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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Yes: Loss of teeth, especially in the front of the mouth, can cause speech problems because it allows for change in lip and tongue positions which are key to proper speech. ...Read more

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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Most of the time: Teeth help support the lips and cheeks, and allow the tongue a place to rest when forming certain sounds... Many people have very few teeth and enunciate just fine. Others are incoherent. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain and difficulty in swallowing?

DISH: Exaggerated bone spurs on the front of the spine may do this. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, if you're a googler. Unlikely if you're 35. I would treat these as two separate problems. See an ENT for swallowing issue. Try pt, nsaids, etc for neck. Obtain doctor's eval if not improving. ...Read more

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What causes the feeling of swallowing your tongue?

What causes the feeling of swallowing your tongue?

tongue swelling: Tongue swelling is a common feature in an allergic reaction. The release of histamine by allergy mediating cells known as mast cells can cause tongue and face swelling. Other causes include infection, trauma like biting your tongue, growth in the tongue, certain medications, autoimmune disease and a foreign body lodged in the tongue as well as acid reflux from the stomach. ...Read more

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Can stress cause difficulty swallowing or inflammation of the esophagus?

Can stress cause difficulty swallowing or inflammation of the esophagus?

In a way: As stress can cause an increase in acid secretion, thus causing an increase in acid reflux, which could lead to swallowing issues (inflammation) in the Esophagus from GERD. ...Read more

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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more. Heart: CHF with 100 causes anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure i've forgotten a few. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of wheezing and trouble breathing.?

What are the main causes of wheezing and  trouble breathing.?

Wheezing: Wheezing in younger children are often caused by viral infections. Some individuals experience trouble breathing, with or without wheezing, during exercise; any strenuous physical activity or exposure to cold weather. Wheezing is also associated with allergies. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slow or rather difficulty in breathing after excercises?

What are the causes of slow or rather difficulty in breathing after excercises?

Lung or heart: This could be due to lung or heart disease. At your age of 25, something like asthma is most likely. It would be best for you to see a doctor and have an exam and possibly pulmonary function testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

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What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

See your doctor: These are all vague symptomsee your doctor for a physical exam, blood work and possibly other testings to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food.  What specialists remove tori? Risks?

Oral Surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school with DDS or DMD degree. They perform surgeries and manage a wide variety of problems relating to the oral cavity, teeth and facial regions. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause a difficulty of swallowing for 4 weeks especially solid foods?

Can silent reflux cause a difficulty of swallowing for 4 weeks especially solid foods?

Reflux: Absolutely. Reflux means that gastric acid is coming up the esophagus and that can seriously irritate the mucosal lining and cause edema (swelling). You probably should have an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) where a scope is inserted via the mouth to take a a look/biopsy of the esophagus and stomach.. ...Read more