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Home Doctor Service for Dysphagia in Manilva

Home Doctor Service for Dysphagia in Manilva

Patients can suffer from Dysphagia at any time in their lives, but adults are more likely to suffer from the condition. Swallowing issues can be caused by a variety of problems and the treatment given depends on what caused the condition. Here is everything you should know about dysphagia and when to call our Home Doctor Service for Dysphagia in Manilva.


What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia involves difficulty swallowing. What this means is food or liquid can take more time to move down to the stomach. Dysphagia can also be caused by pain. Some patients occasionally find it impossible to swallow. If that happens to you or anyone you know call our Home Doctor Service for Dysphagia in Manilva.

If patients each too quickly or they fail to chew their food properly there isn’t always cause for concern. However, if you persistently have dysfunction it could indicate that you might have a serious medical condition that needs to be treated.

Some diseases can cause dysphagia, these can include:

  • Achalasia
  • Brain disturbances caused by Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
  • Oesophageal narrowing from tumours or acid reflux
  • Pharynx muscle dysfunction

Symptoms of Dysphagia

Symptoms of dysphagia can vary between people. Some people have issues swallowing solid foods, but they have not difficulty swallowing fluids. Others have trouble swallowing liquids and no trouble swallowing solid foods.

Patients might have some of the following symptoms: 

  • Choking
  • Coughing
  • Gurgling
  • Heartburn
  • Hoarseness
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Regurgitating food
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach acid
  • The feeling of food being stuck behind the breastbone

Some of the above symptoms might appear when you eat foods that can cause acid reflux. These can include:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruits
  • Citrus juices
  • Peppermint
  • Tomato products

 Call our Home Doctor Service for Dysphagia in Manilva if you have any of the symptoms above.


When to call our Home Doctor Service for Dysphagia in Manilva

Call our home doctor service for dysphagia in Manilva if you regularly have difficulty swallowing. You should also call if you lose weight, or regurgitation or vomiting occurs along with your dysphagia.

If an obstruction interferes with your breathing or you cannot swallow because food seems to be stuck, call (+34) 952 81 18 18 for emergency help immediately.