What to do to cure dysphagia?
A 58-year-old man was admitted to the medical service with a 4- to 5-month history of progressive dysphagia, initially to solids and then liquids, resulting in a 30-pound weight loss. He also noted a mid-epigastric burning sensation. He denied nausea, vomiting, bleeding, fever, chills, night sweats, or cough. He was given amoxicillin without improvement.
@srabani Treatment for dysphagia depends on the type or cause of your swallowing disorder.
For oropharyngeal dysphagia, your health care provider might refer you to a speech or swallowing therapist. Therapy might include:
Learning exercises. Certain exercises might help coordinate your swallowing muscles or re-stimulate the nerves that trigger the swallowing reflex.
Learning swallowing techniques. You might also learn ways to place food in your mouth or position your body and head to help you swallow. Exercises and new swallowing techniques might help if your dysphagia is caused by neurological problems such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.