Doctors for Difficulty Swallowing in Malmaddu, Hubli-Dharwad
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Allergic reactions, a dry throat and even a cold are just some of the reasons that can cause swallowing difficulties. This condition is also known as dysphagia and it has almost fifty types. The main symptom of this condition includes swelling of the tongue as well as swollen tonsils that can make swallowing difficult and painful.
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?
Treatment for difficulty swallowing involves exercises for the swallowing muscles. Changes in diet may ease or difficulty swallowing. Dilation of oesophagus also helps. For extreme conditions, surgical intervention may be required
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe cases may require hospitalisation and a feeding tube to transport food to the system.