Top
10
Doctor insights on: Pharynx Disorder

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

Pharyngeal disorders: Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the end of the hypopharynx. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
13 doctors shared insights

Pharynx Disorders (Definition)

Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the ...Read more


2

2
How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

UARS: Very relevant! upper airway resistance syndrome can be a large factor involved with sleep related breathing disorders. Please consider seeing dentists who are trained in dental sleep medicine while there is no current speicalty in this area currently, seek those who are diplomate status in the american academy of dental sleep medicine (aadsm). Also those who use acoustical rhinometry! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

Couple things: Treat one nostril at a time. Put a few drops of saline spray, like ayr for babies, in one side, then squeeze the bulb syringe until flat and insert into the side with the saline, open when in the nostril an it will suck out the saline and the congestion, remove it, clean it and repeat on the other side . Use a cool mist humidifier in the sleeping room. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is parathyroid disorder? What does your parathyroid look like or feel like in your neck?

What is parathyroid disorder? What does your parathyroid look like or feel like in your neck?

Overactive: An over active parathyroid gland, or hyperparathyroidism, can cause weak bones, broken bones, kidney stones, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and anxiety. A normal parathyroid gland is about the size of a grain of rice or a pea. An abnormal gland is about the size of an olive. They are nearly impossible to feel on normal examination. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms. ...Read more

7

7
Can degenerative disc disease in the neck be caused by being hit on the head with a 500lb barrel?

Can degenerative disc disease in the neck be caused by being hit on the head with a 500lb barrel?

Yes, could occur.: The original impact could tear the annulus fibrosis surrounding one or many discs, and could lead to progressive discogenic deterioration. ...Read more

8

8
What's a korean therapeutic bed, and can it treat degenerative disk disease or arthritis in neck?

What's a korean therapeutic bed, and can it treat degenerative disk disease or arthritis in neck?

Bed Choice: Don't be swayed by aggressive marketing of a very expensive bed. There are only anecdotal reports of benefits (translation, personal preference). Personally, i cannot stand tempurpedic (very hard), but some patients swear by it. Ultimately, find a reputable dealer with a guarantee. Then try it. If you don't like it, exercise your option to return or exchange. ...Read more

9

9
Pain in the neck and shoulder starts after waking up or when i remember it. Can be motivated by psychological disorders?

Pain in the neck and shoulder starts after waking up or when i remember it. Can be motivated by psychological disorders?

By stress: Many people carry their stress as tension in their neck and shoulders (trapezius muscles). Acupuncture can be very beneficial for intially breaking that down. Deep breathing exercises, mindfullness and progressive muscle relaxation can help to keep it reduced. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more