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Why Does Hd Cause Eating And Swallowing Problems And What Can I Do About It
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
Mass or other: Did you mean hodgkin's disease? The problems could be due to tumor compressing the foodpipe, result of tumor elsewhere (paraneoplastic effect) or a result of treatment. Please discuss with your doctor to determine cause and treatment for this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes constant swallowing problems? It started about 8 months ago. Amongst many other symptoms going on.
You need medical eva: A complete medical evaluation is necessary to help you with your swallowing problem. You can either start with your primary care doctor or go to a consultant, gastroenterologist who can investigate and find the cause. It could be acid reflux which is quite easy to diagnose and treat. At times we need to do endoscopy to check the inside of the food pipe(esophagus) to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more
What causes bad gas pain in stonach difficulty swallowing food and vomiting about twice a week one hour. After eating thanks?
Need eval: In your age these are symptoms that need further evaluation. I would be concerned about your esophagus, stomach and pancreas. You need an egd or endoscopy to eval for gastritis , peptic ulcer disease, webs, rings and of course tumors. Your symptoms are of concern so i would sched appoint right away. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i've been given ranitidine for GERD and swallowing problems but i'm worried about the side effects, do you think I should stop worrying and take .?
Yes: Untreated persistent gerd may lead to damage of the esophagus as well as much more serious complications. The long term side effects of acid reducing medications pale in comparison to the risks of untreated significant gerd. A full GI work up by a gastroenterologist is recommended so a treatment plan can be suggested. ...Read more
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