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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

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

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 more

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How long will the difficulty swallowing after botox injection last that I received for cervical dystonia? Is this temporary?

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

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A few days ago I had Botox injection to treat dystonia. I started having difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect?

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

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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?

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?

A bit of a problem!: Because Botox weakens muscles, it may be that some of the medicine got into muscles you use for swallowing. The effect is usually about three months.... ...Read more

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Can sleep deprivation affect breathing or cause difficulty swallowing?

Can sleep deprivation affect breathing or cause difficulty swallowing?

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

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Is it true that lower wisdom tooth can cause difficulty swallowing and breathing aspiration?

Is it true that lower wisdom tooth can cause difficulty swallowing and breathing aspiration?

Of course: The abscessed wisdom tooth can spread into your neck, pharynx and may cause difficulty swallowing and breathing. See your dentist for an emergency appointment ASAP. ...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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What should I do about pain in throat & ear, difficulty swallowing & breathing?

What should I do about pain in throat & ear, difficulty swallowing & breathing?

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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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

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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