Dysphagia is symptom of esophageal disease food pipe. Swallowing difficulty is termed as DYSPHAGIA.
Causes of dysphagia/Swallowing difficulty are
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/GERD or Acid reflux
Esophaegal Tumour (Leiomyoma)
Weight of more than 5-10 kgs in 3 months along with difficult swallowing is a warning sign of serious underlying disease that needs workup from specialist
Diagnosis is done by Gastroscopy and Biopsy and CT scan of Abdomen and CT scan of chest.
Dysphagia treatment or Swallowing difficulty Treatment depends upon the cause.
Esophageal Disease Specialist - Dr Nitin Jain
Esophageal Cancer Symptoms-
Swallowing difficulty is the earliest and predominant symptom of Esophageal cancer. Initially difficulty in swallowing is for solid food then liquids last to even saliva
Significant weight loss
Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis is done by Endoscopy Biopsy, CT Scan of Chest Abdomen and PET Scan
Treatment depends upon the stage of the disease. Surgery (Esophagectomy)
PEG insertion and Feeding Jejunostomy are the options for Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Consult Esophageal Cancer Surgeon- Dr Nitin Jain
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