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Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by Tuha, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Tuha

    Tuha Senior Member


    I would like to ask you if you have an advice for me :) and if you have similar problems :-(
    The last months I have problems to swallow especially big pills and some kind of difficult food. I have also dry mouth (I was examinated for Sjoegrens syndrom but it came back negative) but I suspect that´s because of muscle weakness because I feel muscle weakness already for a long time.
    Do you have similar problems and have you any advice how to solve or improve this problem
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  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member

    This might come across as weird advice but I too have had swallowing issues. I'm not sure they are the same kind, I will take a sip of water and then realise it's still in my mouth unswallowed 20 seconds later.
    I suggest that you consciously practice swallowing with nothing in your mouth to train the muscles to respond.
    The beauty of this suggestion is that it's easy, free and doesn't require any props, tools, meds etc.
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  3. Sherlock

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    Where does the food get stuck? If it's below the level of the throat you should look into Eosinophilic Esophagitis and/or achalasia. Those are in addition to the motility disorder that Snowdrop refers to.

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