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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 »
Tough to Swallow by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 Sep 2012 3:16pm August is usually my favorite month for enjoying the warm summer days. Not this August—it was just a blur of medical appointments. I consumed a lot of barium, which is heavy in weight and sandy in texture and yucky in taste, while being zapped with radiation at two appointments during the month. I was tested for aspiration (food, liquid, ... Read on »
I Survived Snowpocalypse to Choke on CHEESE? by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Sat 13 Feb 2010 11:36am Just got back from the mall.  Gail got a nice new set of glasses and sunglasseswhich she will be able to pick up in 10 days because they have to order her lenses. Then we went and got some lunch at Remomo’s and had a long talk about my condition after I nearly choked on a piece of fried mozzarella.  I seem to be developing what the doctors ... Read on »
Excellent Article on Non-Motor PD Symptoms by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 2:14pm And that’s part of the problem of raising awareness about this disease.  There are as many as 30 percent of Parkies who don’t HAVE tremor.  Or only have it rarely, like I did for some unknown reason on Christmas day. But tremor is NOT the most debilitating symptom of Parkinson’s.  It’s just the most NOTICEABLE!  It’s the sympto ... Read on »
The List of Celiac Problems is LONG… by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 8:14pm It speaks for itself…this is why we confuse Doctors Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease. We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being ... Read on »
When to Suspect Lyme by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:49am The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any ... Read on »
Glossary D by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm D Declaration of Helsinki A set of guidelines adopted in Helsinki, Finland, in 1964. The Declaration addressed the ethics of clinical research and recommended specific safeguards, including informed consent. Defecography A test that uses x-rays to look at the behavior of the rectum and anus during attempts to defecate. Dehy ... 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 »