Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders) symptoms |Pathophysiology| Types & Causes|Approach|Medicine

Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders) symptoms |Pathophysiology| Types & Causes|Approach|Medicine

Dysphagia due to problems in oral phase can occur in paralysis of 5th nerve, seventh nerve or 12th nerve because there will be problem in bolus formation itself since an adequate size of bolus should form for entry into the esophagus. Problems in pharyngeal phase …

UNC Surgery Profile: Timothy Farrell, MD (Treating Patients as Individuals Not as Numbers)

UNC Surgery Profile: Timothy Farrell, MD (Treating Patients as Individuals Not as Numbers)

My name is Tim Farrell. I’m a GI surgeon. I’m a professor of surgery here at the University of North Carolina and also serve as Vice Chair of the department of surgery for education. My practice is centered on minimally invasive GI surgery for benign …

Swallowing Disorders: Acid Reflux – Boys Town Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

Swallowing Disorders: Acid Reflux – Boys Town Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

Swallowing disorders are more common as we get older. Difficulty swallowing pills or larger portions of meat is usually related to reflux. As you get older, you can have a hiatal hernia, which causes more reflux problems, and that can cause a narrowing in the …