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Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm What is difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)? Difficulty swallowing is also called dysphagia. It is usually a sign of a problem with your throat or esophagus—the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to your stomach. Although dysphagia can happen to anyone, it is most common in older adults, premature babies, an ... Read on »
Issues With Swallowing Difficulties - Dysphagia by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 10:15am The Regional Geriatric Program in Hamilton, Ontario, published an e-zine called BP Blogger, now defunct. Here is some good info from them. Many residents in LTC have swallowing problems Swallowing difficulties, also known as dysphagia, occur as a result of direct and indirect damage by numerous diseases to the swallowing muscles. These may b ... Read on »
Difficulty Swallowing by Dr. Kevin Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 10:49pm Today at the Northern California Amyloidosis support group, one participant commented on a recent  event where she tried to swallow a large pill and it got stuck in her throat. Nothing she tried could coax the large oblong tablet to dislodge. Nor could she cough it back up. Finally her son took her to the emergency department for help. By the tim ... Read on »
I Never Knew that Swallowing Could Be So Complicated by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 2:00pm I should have noticed the red flag—coughing and choking when eating and drinking during meals. I was clueless. I simply avoided dealing with it, thinking I already had too many other issues on my Parkinson’s plate. I recently discovered that have been experiencing difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). Estimates of dysphagia’s prevalence in ... Read on »
Hiatal hernia by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through your diaphragm into your chest cavity. Introduction A hernia occurs when one part of the body protrudes through a gap or opening into another part. A hiatal hernia forms at the opening in your diaphragm where your food pipe (esophagus) joins your stomach. Part ... Read on »
You Can’t Be Serious by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 May 2011 3:51am Posted on May 4th, 2011 by Sherri Woodbridge in When talking about symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, you usually hear the basics when it comes to listing them all.  Recently I ran across a question, posed by a PD patient and answered by an online geriatric nurse that specializes in caring for people with PD.  The que ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: hereditary diffuse gastric cancer by Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 2:52pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed January 2014 What is hereditary diffuse gastric cancer? Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) is an i ... Read on »
Acid Reflux by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is a condition where gastric juices containing acid travel back from the stomach into the esophagus (gullet or swallowing tube). Symptoms of acid reflux include: Heartburn (a burning feeling rising from the stomach or lower chest up towards the neck). Regurgitation (bringing food back up into ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis Related : Tremors by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:23pm 1 Comment The information found below comes directly for the NMSS Archives. Many people with MS experience some degree of tremor, or uncontrollable shaking. It can occur in various parts of the body. There are several types of tremor: Intention tremor—generally is greatest during physical movement; there is no shaking when a person is at res ... Read on »
Tremors and Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm There are several types of tremor: Intention tremor —generally is greatest during physical movement; there is no shaking when a person is at rest. The tremor develops and becomes more pronounced as the person tries to grasp or reach for something, or move a hand or foot to a precise spot. This is the most common and generally most disablin ... Read on »