Doctors for Difficulty Swallowing in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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Difficulty swallowing is also called dysphagia. It is usually a sign of a problem with the throat or esophagus which is the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to the stomach. Although dysphagia can happen to anyone, it is most common in older adults, babies, and people who have problems of the brain or nervous system.
HOW IS DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING DIAGNOSED?
To help find the cause of dysphagia, the doctor may need one or more tests, including:
• A barium swallow.
• Esophagoscopy or upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
• pH monitoring,
HOW IS DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING TREATED?
Exercises are recommended if the problem is due to brain not functioning properly. Changing your diet, dilation, endoscopy and a surgery may be the treatment options. If the dysphagia is related to GERD, prescription drugs can be helpful.
DID YOU KNOW?
Feeding through a feeding tube will help in avoiding dehydration and malnutrition