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Dystonia Cause Difficulty Swallowing Breathing
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
Muscle imbalance: Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance. If this affects throat muscles it will cause swallowing and speech and even breathing problems. If this affects hands and feet it will distort joints and result in severe joint and bone defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will the difficulty swallowing after botox injection last that I received for cervical dystonia? Is this temporary?
It is temporary: The length of time this last will vary AT some usages will be effective for a month. Others will last two months and continue to be effective . You may well have to put up with this for several weeks 6-8 weeks. Call the doctor tomorrow in the AM and ask to be seen tomorrow. Be careful as eat as you could aspirate. Do not use a straw and take small amounts at a time. ...Read more
A few days ago I had Botox injection to treat dystonia. I started having difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect?
Depending on where: You must've gotten injected in the neck somewhere....probably in the sternocleidomastoid muscles. The medication will leak out of the muscles and affects the muscles of swallowing and this will cause some choking. You need to let your doctor know so he can either reduce the dosing of the BOTOX or change the injection sites. ...Read more
I had Botox injection for dystonia near my neck. Now I have difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect and how long will it last?
Difficulty breathing: Sleep deprivation may cause mental and physical problems including memory impairment, depression, increased blood pressure, weight gain. That said, for difficulty breathing go to ER without delay. Follow-up with your pcp to find out why you are not getting adequate sleep and have difficulty breathing/swallowing. See: http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body I hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have difficulty breathing and amount of phlegm in my throat causes difficulty swallowing. Don't smoke, take losartan for bp?
Breathing: Please see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. You may need to be referred to an Ea, Nose, and Throat specialist. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
For difficulty: Breathing seek prompt medical care. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more
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