Doctors for Trouble Swallowing in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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Trouble Swallowing is the inability to swallow foods or liquids with ease. People who experience Trouble Swallowing may choke on their food or liquid when trying to swallow. Another medical term for Trouble Swallowing is dysphagia. Trouble Swallowing is the result of an obstruction in the throat such as trapped food, a swollen throat, or medical conditions that cause the esophagus to become inflamed.
HOW IS TROUBLE SWALLOWING DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Trouble Swallowing by performing a physical examination and looking at the tonsils to check for swellings. Additional tests used to diagnose Trouble Swallowing consist of Barium X-Ray, Endoscopy, and Manometry.
HOW IS TROUBLE SWALLOWING TREATED?
The best way to treat dysphagia is to treat the specific cause. To help relieve symptoms, doctors usually advise people to take small bites and chew food thoroughly. People with dysphagia caused by a stroke may benefit from treatment by a rehabilitation specialist. Rehabilitation measures may involve changing head position while eating, retraining the swallowing muscles, doing exercises that improve the ability to accommodate a lump of food in the mouth, or doing strength and coordination exercises for the tongue. People who cannot swallow without a high risk of choking may need to stop eating and be fed through a feeding tube placed through the wall of their abdomen into their stomach or small intestine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Trouble in swallowing foods is also an early warning sign of throat cancer.