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.