SWALLOWING DISORDERS

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Swallowing problems can be not only other bothersome but also lead to serious health concerns.  The feeling of foods occasionally being stuck in the throat may progress to consistent difficulties with swallowing.  When foods go down the “wrong pipe” into the lungs, aspiration occurs which leads to pneumonia or death.

The first step in evaluating a swallowing problem is a thorough physical exam.  Flexible laryngoscopy evaluates the anatomy and function of the throat.  Test of swallowing include FEES, or flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and modified barium swallow study.

Click right to learn more about common swallowing conditions treated.

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Throatdisorder.com is an online resource for patients and physicians to learn more about common voice, swallowing, breathing and throat disorders. Throat complaints, from cough to cancer, are a common reason for patients to seek medical treatment. This website developed as a result of Dr. Sunil Verma's passions: that of education, patient care, and interest in technology.

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