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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 μαλακία, 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 .
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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out 
 on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty swallowing in a 60 yo?

What could cause difficulty swallowing in a 60 yo?

Swallowng difficulty: Many things can cause dysphagia or swallowing problems.Reflux disease (gerd), esophageal motility problems, strictures or other more ominous things like tumors. And osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax (alendronate) are increasingly implicated. Talk to your doctor about this and a endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre. ...Read more

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Why would I have so much difficulty swallowing pills?

Gag reflex: Lots of people have a difficult time swallowing pills, so you are not alone. When you eat food, you just swallow, not thinking about it. The act of swallowing a pill, or a non-food entity, brings out your gag reflex. With practice, you should be able to get it down. Practice with m&ms - it worked for my kids! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having difficulty swallowing need answers!!?

What to do if I'm having difficulty swallowing need answers!!?

See a specialist: Start with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to either an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing? Ms?

Difficulty swallowing? Ms?

Very unlikely: If this is your sole problem, the cause is NOT MS, and you need to search for other reasons. But, if you have MS, and it is indeed poorly managed and controlled, you could be worsening and/or suffering a relapse. Would start with a gastroenterologist, but might also involve neurology. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read more

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Does cilia dysfunction lead to difficulty swallowing?

Cilia dyskinesia: Yes, other symptoms include:
Respiratory distress as a newborn.
Chronic cough.
Pneumonia, bronchitis and other recurring infections.
Excess mucus.
Difficulty clearing mucus.
Middle ear infections.
Hearing loss.
Severe sinus infections. ...Read more

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Is difficulty swallowing from a tracheostomy permanent?

Is difficulty swallowing from a tracheostomy permanent?

Yes: If the tracheotomy is permanent, then yes, the swallowing problem is permanent. ...Read more

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Is occasional difficulty swallowing reason for concern?

Sure: Difficulty swallowing if it is happening off and on for a while and never really goes away. then I would get an evaluation when you are having the issues to get a diagnosis so any treatment can be initiated. best wishes. ...Read more

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Any reason why am i having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

Several reasons: Difficulty swallowing soft or hard foods could be caused by a number of things. Your primary care physician should be the starting point for evaluation. If he or she cannot determine the cause, you may be referred to an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why i'm having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

May things: Could be a number of things. You should start with an evaluation by your md who will run some tests to determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Clear liquids: If this is a temporary issue such as a throat infection, start with clear liquids first to prevent dehydration then move up to soft foods. If your swallowing issue lasts more than a few days or you are choking on food, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing? Should I take tiny bites of food with lots of water?

Difficulty swallowing? Should I take tiny bites of food with lots of water?

Good first step.: Small bites, chew well and drink water. If you are really having this difficulty you should see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) resulting from a tracheostomy permanent?

No: Most people with trachs learn to swallow with the new sensation. Inflated cuff or too tight ties will interfere with swallowing. ...Read more

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Is difficulty swallowing, shakiness internal &external symptoms of parmigiana?

Is difficulty swallowing, shakiness internal &external symptoms of parmigiana?

No: Parmigiana means: cooked with parmesan cheese, such as veal parmigiana or eggplant parmigiana. If the cook is not a bad cook, her parmigiana dishes shouldn't cause any difficulty swallowing nor shakiness. ...Read more

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If dysphagia is difficulty swallowing, then what do you call difficulty chewing?

If dysphagia is difficulty swallowing, then what do you call difficulty chewing?

Not used: Literally it would be called dysmastication (mastication=chewing) but this is not a term used in medicine. It is used on occasion in veterinary medicine. ...Read more

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I've been taking Protonix and i have more difficulty swallowing should i still take it?

I've been taking Protonix and i have more difficulty swallowing should i still take it?

Protonix: If the difficulty is at the throat level, try a smaller preparation like nexium or prilosec. Zantac or pepcid, a different class of acid blockers, may also be smaller. If things feel stuck in the esophagus a gastroenterologist will look into esophageal motility disorder. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of difficulty swallowing in 15-17 year olds i was told mono?

Difficulty swallow: The most common reason that i see for difficulty swallowing in teenagers is tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is quite common and can occur from viral or bacterial infection. A tonsil infection is quite common with mono, which is a viral infection, but bacterial tonsillitis is far more common than mono. Either way, it isn't much fun. ...Read more

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A downs syndrome adult has difficulty swallowing with pain/eats only tomato soup for the last few years, what to do?

ENT doc: There are many causes for difficult swallowing - dysphagia. See an ENT doc who can examine the patient and do swallowing studies. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing for svral months. Is this due to my gad or something else?It goes away but then when i think about it gets worse .

Difficulty swallowing for svral months. Is this due to my gad or something else?It goes away but then when i think about it gets worse .

Maybe (not) . . .: Yes, your difficulty swallowing may be due to generalized anxiety disorder, especially if it goes away on its own, only to return when you think about it. However, no one here online can make that diagnosis. You need to see your family doc for evaluation & testing, along w/appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have recently started experiencing a pain between my shoulder blades when swallowing hot fluids/food. No other pains/difficulty swallowing ?

Pain between: your shoulder blades while swallowing is ESOPHAGEAL until PROVEN otherwise!

See your PCP for a referral....perhaps a barium swallow would be the "easiest" way to begin!

Hope this helps!
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Have difficulty swallowing?

Dysphagia : This can be due to a benign condition, but can also be due to some really serious conditions if not detected early may lead to bad outcomes. A laryngoscopy or an upper endoscopy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Dysphagia/difficulty swallowing causes?

Multiple: Dysphagia is only a descriptive term for difficulties swallowing. It can be caused by a large number of medical problems involving the throat, nervous system or gastrointestinal system. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty swallowing pills?

Techique: Place the pill on your tongue. Place a large bolus of water in your mouth. Pill is inside the water. Should be easily swallowed. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing difficulty swallowing pills?

Swallowing pills: If your difficulty only involves swallowing pills and you cannot mentally overcome the challenge, consider chewable or liquid forms of the same medications. If you have other swallowing issues, see your physician for an evaluation. Some individuals place the pills in foods such as peanut butter, applesauce, etc. In order to facilitate swallowing them. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty swallowing please help?

See your doc: They might start with a swallow study and go from there. ...Read more

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Why do some people have so much difficulty swallowing pills?

Why do some people have so much difficulty swallowing pills?

Block: For most of us, it's 99.99% mental. Unfortunately, i'm one of those people and it's irritating since I have to take a total of 7 pills daily at 3 different times of the day. To get me through, I sometimes hide the pills in gelatin dessert or applesauce.
For folks who've had radiation of surgery in the neck, however, it can me more serious and they should check in with their primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty swallowing?

Difficulty swallowin: Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem with the swallowing mechanism. ...Read more

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

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