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When Should Liquids Be Thickened To Help With Coice Disorders
Depends...: In general, thickened liquids help patients with aspiration of thin liquids due to vocal cord paralysis, weakness, or impaired sensation in the larynx (voicebox). Usually this is from injuries to the vagus, recurrent or superior laryngeal nerves from surgery, strokes, tumors, infections, or other conditions that may affect these nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be Okay: I do not believe that MiraLAX would decrease the thickness of liquids but i would test a small amount to make sure. The purpose of thickening liquids is to prevent problems with swallowing or aspiration. Miralax works to help soften stools by allowing more water to be retained in the colon (large intestine) - which is further down the digestive tract. Contact medical provider for any concerns. ...Read more
My father has dementia. Does co q10 help with this disease? I bought it in liquid form from costco. It's by qunol.
My penis drips out a small amount of clear liquid and hurts when I pee sometimes .my recent partner is sure they have no disease ..help me!!
I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy on Monday so I am currently on a clear liquid diet. I have a pan I disorder, is not eating causing my panic attack?
No: Not eating is not causing panic attack, and if it happen again, you should be valuated by psychiatric. ...Read more
Does ileitis (inflamed and thickened walls) cause liquid (pus) outside the small intestine? Can the latter carry bacteria? Thanks
Yes: Ileitis also called Crohn Disease is associated with mucosal inflammation and in some cases abscess formation. You can sometimes expect rectal seepage that can contain bacteria. I hope you are under the care of a gastroenterologist as this can turn out to be more than a simple illness. ...Read more
Father not taking his bipolar disorder(mania) medicine(valence500mg valium10mg)as he is better now.He only takes haloperidol liquid(. 25mg) is it ok?
Russian Roulette: As is often the case with many individuals who suffer from mental illness, they decide to reduce or discontinue their psychotropic medications when they begin to feel better. Certain conditions especially bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often require long term use of medications. The patient is feeling better because of the medications and they risk relapse when stopping them. Consult with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crohn's: I do not know about a specific liquid diet, but an elimination diet can help. Check out Thedocstu.blogspot.com and check Immunolabs. ...Read more
Not liquid in lungs: Pleurisy is not liquid in lungs. It is inflammation of the lung and chest wall lining. Now, many times, there is fluid around the lung because of the inflammation, but pleurisy is inflammation of the lung lining. The best test for pleurisy is your own feelings: whenever you breathe in, it hurts. That's the best test. Other tests, like xrays and stuff, frequently miss it. ...Read more
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