Cause Food Is Not Swallowed?
Afternoon Doc, I am a housewife aged 67 years experience a few times while eating then the food I eat is not swallowed so it needs to be helped with a pat back while drinking little by little so that food enters via the throat perfectly, the food is stuck in the throat / esophagus, making it difficult to breathe because there is food that is stuck either in the throat or esophagus, the food does not go down perfectly and so it becomes difficult to breathe, my question is1. why did this happen? do i have a disease? Or is it because of the age factor that the nerves don’t work perfectly? or is there something else? 2. once had a history of gallstone surgery last year, what is this effect? 3. to the doctor what should I seek thanks Doc before for the answer to my question
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints that you experience with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia, can occur due to several possibilities, including:
Food that has not been chewed perfectly The food pieces that are swallowed are too large Lack of saliva production Neurological disorders swallowing Aging process Narrowing of the esophagus Parkinson's disease Multiple sclerosis Cancer
Of course, further tests need to be done to find out this. Regarding gallstone surgery, so far there is no direct connection due to the considerable distance between the gallbladder and the esophagus. Our advice, you should check your condition at a general practitioner first, because your complaints can come from various systems and thus can be handled by various experts. With an in-depth examination including a history, physical examination and possibly a support, your general practitioner will later determine whether you should be treated by an ENT doctor, neurologist, surgeon or gastroenterologist.
In the meantime, try to adapt to eating smaller pieces of food and chew for longer. Try to eat soft foods and don't be in a hurry. Drink plenty of water and don't need to stress. So, hopefully answering your question.