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It was told by nutritionist I take juven to help me retain weight with my mild dysphagia. I forgot to ask, if I get pregnant, can I still use it?

It was told by nutritionist I take juven to help me retain weight with my mild dysphagia. I forgot to ask, if I get pregnant, can I still use it?

If you have: difficulty of eating normal food like egg white, meat etc may be OK to take Juven if you are not pregnant , besides amino acids it will have chemical that may harm fetus in early part , you check with your OB & Gyn doctor what you can take and what you can not take during your pregnancy ...Read more

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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


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I have experienced dysphagia for 5 months.barium swallow was done and showed mild cervical herniated disc.is it possible it was the only reason?

I have experienced dysphagia for 5 months.barium swallow was done and showed mild cervical herniated disc.is it possible it was the only reason?

Not explanation: It would be unusual for even a fully ruptured cervical disc to cause frank dysphagia, and the answer is not within the spinal canal... Maybe neuromuscular disorder or some congenital process is a far better explanation. ...Read more

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For an elderly with dementia and dysphagia. Proned to mild aspiration pneumonia. . Gets healed fast with antibiotics and oxygen. Would suctioning help?

For an elderly with dementia and dysphagia. Proned to mild aspiration pneumonia. . Gets healed fast with antibiotics and oxygen. Would suctioning help?

Aspiration.: Barium swallow test should be dien. See if see can change her consistency of fooed to liquid, pureed, thick, or solid food. Demented people do not chew food properly. Suction dies not hurt and you can try. ...Read more

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Mom 86yrs bedridden dementia dysphagia and fed with peg tube. Had a stroke 6years ago.Got mild aspiration pneumonia. On 1liter sats at 91%. Is it bad?

Mom 86yrs bedridden dementia dysphagia and fed with peg tube. Had a stroke 6years ago.Got mild aspiration pneumonia. On 1liter sats at 91%. Is it bad?

Good for 1 liter: A pao2 of 60 mm/hg is 90% spo2 so your moms pao2 is slightly less, probably 2 liters will get her to 92% which is reasonable. Normal pao2 is 75-100mm/hg. To fully saturate the rbc' you need an oxygen tension between 75 and 100% which in your moms case will not be possible. Plus, giving her too much oxygen may decrease her respiratory drive and cause her to become apneic and retain co2. ...Read more

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Every day occasional clicking in the mid-throat region when swallowing (no dysphagia) w/ mild throat tightness is due most likely to what?

Every day occasional clicking in the mid-throat region when swallowing (no dysphagia) w/ mild throat tightness is due most likely to what?

Possible inflammatio: the clicking may be secondary to the hyoid or thyroid cartlidge e and a mild inflammation but due to the history of smoking a thorough exam with scope and or x-rays is indicated ...Read more

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Lots of mucus.swallowing hurts rarely. pain/pressure at base of throat. Mild dysphagia. Have gerd,laryn/pharynghitis. ENT thinks its nothing serious.

Lots of mucus.swallowing hurts rarely. pain/pressure at base of throat. Mild dysphagia. Have gerd,laryn/pharynghitis.  ENT thinks its nothing serious.

Rhinitis: Rhinitis causes post-nasal drip/mucus in throat. Could be due to infection, allergies, irritants. Can also be caused by your GERD. Have you tried medications for GERD? ...Read more

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After meal,I get wet burps & feeling like food stuck in the mid of 2 ribcages.Gas relives.Indigestion.No Dysphagia.Mild nausea.No early fullness.PPI helps but not completely.HB 14+,CBC,Lypse,Amylse,LFT,USG-Normal.Pain in a point of spine.35/M.Ca sym?

After meal,I get wet burps & feeling like food stuck in the mid of 2 ribcages.Gas relives.Indigestion.No Dysphagia.Mild nausea.No early fullness.PPI helps but not completely.HB 14+,CBC,Lypse,Amylse,LFT,USG-Normal.Pain in a point of spine.35/M.Ca sym?

Food stuck: Your esophagus may b narrowed down due to scar formation over time from low level chronic information from reflux. You need to b scoped and dilated,if indicated. Go see Board Certified Gastroenterologist. While waiting to b seen, you can take Nexium daily and take various measures to reduce reflux. Look up the topic GERD. ...Read more

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Hi, i've had this sharp mild pain in my left side Adam's apple, it comes and goes. I have no difficulty swallowing or anything like that. I'm also 17 ?

Hi, i've had this sharp mild pain in my left side Adam's apple, it comes and goes. I have no difficulty swallowing or anything like that. I'm also 17 ?

Just a thought: You should get your THYROID gland checked out by your Primary Care Provider..thyroid abnormalities especially thyroiditis (inflammation/enlargement) and or NODULES (growths) This is easily evaluated by a thyroid exam! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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