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What could cause dysphagia?

What could cause dysphagia?

Many causes: Dysphagia is caused by many things, gastroesophageal reflux, strictures, muscle disorder of the esophagus, cancer, spasm... Workup may include an endoscopy to view the esophagus, barium swallow, muscle tests of the esophagus called manometry,... ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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How is dysphagia diagnosed?

How is dysphagia diagnosed?

Formal evaluation: A formal evaluation is necessary and referral to a speech language pathologist may be indicated. Test used to evaluate dysphagia include a video fluoroscopic swallowing study or a fiber optic endoscopic swallowing evaluation. These tests are not necessary in all cases. Consult your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can dysphagia lead dehydration?

Yes: If one has enough difficulty in swallowing, then one may not drink enough fluids to stay hydrated. This dehydration needs to be treated immediately and then the underlying disorder must also be found and treated. ...Read more

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Does dysphagia run in the family?

Perhaps...: Dysphagia is a general term referring to swallowing disorders. There are certain familial conditions which can be associated with swallowing disorders. ...Read more

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What is the difference between in dysphagia and globus?

DYSPHAGIA: Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing. Globus means sensation of fullness or mass in the throat. They may occur together but usually occur independently. ...Read more

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How long does dysphagia typically resolve after a linx procedure?

How long does dysphagia typically resolve after a linx procedure?

Sorry, it may not...: Common risks include: Difficulty swallowing (68%), Pain (24%), Stomach bloating (14%), Painful swallowing (8%), Hiccups (8%), Nausea (7%), Inability to belch or vomit (6%), Decreased Appetite (4%), Increased belching (2%), Flatulence (2%), Weight loss (2%), Vomiting (1%), Food impaction (1%), others. Ref http://www.surgery.usc.edu/uppergi-general/gastroesophagealrefluxdisease-linx-risksbenefits. ...Read more

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What is dysphagia? Is it a problem with the tongue not pushing the food back at the right time?

What is dysphagia? Is it a problem with the tongue not pushing the food back at the right time?

Trouble swallowing: Many causes, mostly involve the nerves and muscles of the throat. Need a doctor to assess the severity....Complex actions in swallowing, involving tongue, soft palate and throat.Vocal cords have to close too so the food doesn't fall into the airway. ...Read more

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I have had dysphagia for years now and i believe to have found part of the problem...colllapsed trachea?

Not trachea: Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing. Trachea is the main breathing tube. Collapsed trachea will cause a great deal of difficulty in breathing but not in swallowing. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where to buy food/liquid thickeners for dysphagia do not contain cornstarch 8oz cannot case?

Search Internet: The main ingredient in non-cornstarch thickeners is xantham gum. If you search for "xantham gum thickeners dysphagia" you will find several options. ...Read more

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My dad has parkinsins with Lewy bodys x7 yrs. Deteriorating..newest symptom dysphagia.no longer responds to people at all.prognosis?

My dad has parkinsins with Lewy bodys x7 yrs. Deteriorating..newest symptom dysphagia.no longer responds to people at all.prognosis?

Prognosis Poor: Unfortunately there is no treatment for Lewy body dementia. The development of dysphagia is an ominous sign. I recommend you discuss hospice care with his treating provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more