Stomach Cancer – All Symptoms

Stomach Cancer – All Symptoms

Peter is 58 years old. A few months ago he has started to notice a pain in what he calls “the stomach”. It began with a poorly defined discomfort, but now it’s a dull, continuous pain that lasts throughout the day, and is not relieved …

Esophageal Cancer – All Symptoms

Esophageal Cancer – All Symptoms

Michael is 58 years old. He has been a smoker over 30 years, and he usually drinks several glasses of wine a day, in addition to a glass of gin or whiskey. A few weeks ago he has noticed that food gets stuck when he’s …

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia refers to a group of conditions characterized by difficulty swallowing. There are two main classes of problems that can lead to swallowing disorders: Neuromuscular problems: – Muscular disorders that affect skeletal muscles, such as muscular dystrophy, or myasthenia gravis… – Diseases of the nervous …

Swallowing Reflex, Phases and Overview of Neural Control, Animation.

Swallowing Reflex, Phases and Overview of Neural Control, Animation.

Swallowing, or deglutition, is the process by which food passes from the mouth, through the pharynx and into the esophagus. As simple as it might seem to healthy people, swallowing is actually a very complex action that requires an extremely precise coordination with breathing since …