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When someone says "dysphagia diet" are they referring to full clear liquids and pureed?

When someone says "dysphagia diet" are they referring to full clear liquids and pureed?

Generic: It appears that a formal dysphagia diet was made. It is usually followed by a swallow evaluation, either clinical at the bedside or functional in the form of a modified Barium swallow. Based on above specific recommendations are made with regard to food, solid/liquid consistency. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Possible explanation: lump in upper right side of neck, clicks when pushed, not painful. Occasional difficulty swallowing. Weight gain w healthy diet?

Possible explanation: lump in upper right side of neck, clicks when pushed, not painful. Occasional difficulty swallowing. Weight gain w healthy diet?

See an ENT: for consultation. Some conditions like painful lumps may require further assessment, tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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How long after a liquid diet can I reintroduce formula and purees to my baby? No real food but Pedialyte since last vomit @ 5 p.m. (14hrs ago)

How long after a  liquid diet can I reintroduce formula and purees to my baby? No real food but Pedialyte since last vomit @ 5 p.m. (14hrs ago)

Immediately: If this is related to a typical viral vomiting illness in the child, then immediately. The key is to give small amounts at a time, then gradually increase the volume as baby tolerates. Watch wet diapers, want to have one every 8 hours or so. Wash your hands! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now i am on the puree diet and since then i have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?

I had a gastric bypass 2 weeks ago and now i am on the puree diet and since then i have a pain in my shoulder and upper chest and my kidneys plz help?

See your surgeon: you need to see your surgeon to make sure that there is no leak that will irritate the diaphragm and cause all this symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have daily diarrhea after hiatal hernia surgery and on a pureed diet?

Is it normal to have daily diarrhea after hiatal hernia surgery and on a pureed diet?

Not normal.: C.difficile enterocolitis is a possibility. Often peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammationc of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture is needed to make confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are positive, vancomycin and/or Flagyl is used. ...Read more

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How common is dysphagia?

How common is dysphagia?

Dysphasia.: Dysphagia is reported to occur in 8% to 10% of the general population over the age of 50 years. [1] however, rates as high as 30% to 40% may be found in patients residing in homes for the aged. [2] [3] dysphagia can be caused by functional or structural abnormalities of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, or gastric cardias. ...Read more

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How can you treat dysphagia?

How can you treat dysphagia?

Depends : It largely depends on the reason for the dysphagia (swallowing problem). In most cases of dysphagia that is not related to an esophagus problem, modifying the texture or consistency of the food/liquids, using special head postures or maneuvers, and doing tongue throat exercises are helpful. This is usually prescribed as necessary and treatment is performed by a speech language pathologist. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to dysphagia diagnosis?

Are there racial disparities in regards to dysphagia diagnosis?

More of a symptom: Dysphagia is more of a symptom than a diagnosis. Specifically, dysphagia is difficulty with swallowing, which can be associated with an extremely large number of medical diagnoses. Many diseases are more common in some racial groups than others because these diseases, like race, is linked to genetics. This is not a disparity but genetic distribution. ...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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Does oropharyngeal dysphagia cause constant coughing?

Does oropharyngeal dysphagia cause constant coughing?

Coughing: It is does if you are aspirating, impaired sensory innervation, or have associated laryngophargeal reflux. try prilosec and see ENT. May need barium esophageal. ...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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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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What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

LERD & Dysphagia: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Dysphagia with gerd requires evaluation--please get checked. ...Read more

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What is dysphagia?

Dysphagia: Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing. There are many different causes. This does not include painful swallow, which goes by the term odynophagia. ...Read more

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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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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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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