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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 »
Systemic Sclerosis and Scleroderma by Jan Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 12:00am Systemic Sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease of the connective tissue. The localized type of the disease is known as morphea. It leads to hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. Localized disease affects the skin while the generalized one also affects the internal organs like lungs etc. Excessive collagen deposition ... Read on »
Triptans for pediatric patients by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Mon 08 Oct 2012 10:04pm Rizatriptan (Maxalt) is the only migraine drug approved by the FDA for children as young as 6. Almotriptan (Axert), another drug in the same family of triptans, is approved for children from age 12 and up. Rizatriptan also has an advantage over almotriptan in that it is available in a “melt” formulation (Maxalt MLT), which is a wafer that melts i ... Read on »
Gut problems in scleroderma by Jan Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:03pm By Dr. Geraldine Brough FRCP Most patients present with symptoms from the oesophagus, the tube joining the mouth to the stomach. Amongst these is the pain caused by acid from the stomach passing upward into the oesophagus (acid reflux) giving rise to heartburn or a recurrent cough particularly at night. Treatment with drugs which reduce acid ... 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 »
Difficulty Swallowing Specific Foods by heroteo heroteo Posted Tue 02 Mar 2010 3:36pm Anonymous Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:16 am Post subject: Throat and hot soup -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kindly explain why parkinson's irritated with hot soup? It takes times to take the hot soup and find uncomfortable in the throat. Back to top ... Read on »
Relieving difficulty in swallowing when you have oesophageal cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm If you find swallowing difficult there is much that can be done to help make it easier. Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following treatments: Stretching (dilatation) This involves the doctor stretching the oesophagus, using a tube to enlarge the space for food and fluid to pass through. Stretching is also often done a ... Read on »
Watching Out for Multiple Sclerosis-Related Swallowing Problems by Health&Fitness GuideforDummies Posted Fri 24 Apr 2009 7:22am Swallowing isn't as simple as it seems — in fact, the process involves about 30 muscles in your mouth and throat and eight of your cranial nerves. So, as you can imagine, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) lesions can interfere at any point in the process, from when you put food in your mouth to when it arrives in your stomach. When the nerve ... Read on »
Structural Disorders of Esophagus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm DYSPHAGIA Dysphagia, a common symptom in those with esophageal disorders,may arise from a multitude of causes. Dysphagia ordifficulty swallowing refers a sensation of impairment of the normalprogression of the bolus from the mouth into the stomach. Dysphagiashould be distinguished from odynophagia or pain upon swallowing. ... 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 »