Patient Comments: Dysphagia - Treatment

Question:

What forms of treatment did you receive for dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)? Did you require a feeding tube? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: razeymay, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: November 20

My father had G-Tube insertion since March of 2006. The tube has had to be changed out 5 times since the original one was put in. Pureed foods are my father's best bet now. He is 92 years old, lives by himself, and is quite self-sufficient! He spent 4 days in October in the hospital due to aspiration pneumonia. (Now anything he can chew and swallow, must be honey-thick.) I currently puree all his food.

Comment from: Criza, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I was prescribed an asthma inhaler for my eosinophilic esophagitis. But instead of inhaling my medicine I was instructed by my gastrointestinal doctor to swallow it. It’s only been a month of medication but I still have food getting stuck in my throat almost daily. My dysphagia symptoms haven’t improved.

Comment from: debbie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I was given Dilzem, but I am still choking at least once a week. The doctor has not given me any information on the dysphagia, and I'm still getting the cough.

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