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Swallowing Dysphagia Treatment

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About Swallowing Dysphagia Treatment

Dysphagia refers to difficulty in swallowing. Individuals have to keep more effort than normal to move food from the mouth to the stomach. It is caused by nerve or muscle problems. Dysphagia is more common in older people and babies.

Dysphagia can be classified into three types: oral dysphagia, pharyngeal dysphagia, and esophageal dysphagia. In oral dysphagia the problem is in the mouth, sometimes caused by tongue weakness after a stroke. In pharyngeal dysphagia, the problem is in the throat caused by a neurological problem that affects the nerves. In esophageal dysphagia, the problem is in the esophagus and often a surgical procedure is required.

Undiagnosed dysphagia leads to dehydration and malnutrition. Individuals will not get enough vital nutrients for good health. Also, if an individual cannot drink properly, their fluid intake may not be sufficient, leading to a shortage of water in the body.

Swallowing Dysphagia Treatment

The symptoms of dysphagia are not known in some cases where if left untreated raises the risk of aspiration pneumonia. Some of the classic symptoms are choking when eating, coughing or gagging when swallowing, drooling, recurrent heartburn, difficulty controlling food in the mouth and starting the swallowing process, inability to control saliva in the mouth, recurrent pneumonia, unexplained weight loss, and hoarseness.

Our doctors in Magnas V ENT Hospital diagnose severe dysphagia treatment. We will likely perform a physical examination and may use a variety of tests to determine the cause of your swallowing problem. Basic tests like X-ray will show the changes in the shape of your esophagus and can assess the muscular activity. We will examine the status of difficulty in swallowing food.

A visual examination of your esophagus (endoscopy) is performed for the treatment of dysphagia in adults. A thin, flexible lighted instrument is passed down your throat so that we can see your esophagus.

Also, dysphagia treatment depends on the intensity of the problem. Fiber-optic endoscopic swallowing evaluation, esophageal muscle test (manometry) and imaging scans are conducted as well. The CT scan, X-ray views and an MRI scan, which uses a magnetic field and radio waves, create detailed images of organs and tissues.

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Any issue related to the ear, nose and throat are accurately diagnosed by making use of highly advanced equipment followed by providing appropriate medicines or surgery if need be. There are medical reimbursement facilities for the state government employees and their family members. Besides, we are also tied-up with some of the leading private health insurance companies.

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