Dysphagia


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dysphagia

[dis′fā·jə]
(medicine)
Difficulty in swallowing, or inability to swallow, of organic or psychic causation.

Dysphagia

 

difficulty in the act of swallowing.

The causes of dysphagia are inflammations of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and mediastinum; foreign bodies; cicatricial stenoses and tumors; and certain nervous conditions. Swallowing is difficult or impossible and painful. Food or liquid get into the nose, larynx, and trachea. Dysphagia is treated by eliminating the primary condition.

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The important symptoms are painless dysphagia, regurgitation, substernal pain, vomiting and weight loss.
Control of the viscosity of modified diets is clinically important to minimize the risk of aspiration in the management and treatment of dysphagia (10, 11), Viscosity is a property that characterizes a fluid and allows measurement of its internal resistance to its displacement at the surface (10).
The aim of the treatment is the relief of dysphagia through the reduction or complete elimination of LES pressure, which can be achieved by means of nonsurgical therapy1-4 or by surgical treatment.
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