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We Swallow a Lot !

Post by on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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 . Once a minute.

.600- 1000 times a day.
      - 350 times while awake.
      - 200 times while eating.
       - 50 times while asleep.
.300,000 times a year.
Normal swallowing is a complex voluntary and involuntary  function  which involves swallowing centre in brain stem ,5 cranial nerves,
2 cervical nerves and 26 muscles ,
Difficulty in swallowing ( Dysphagia) can present with any problem in the eating process from the oral cavity to distal oesophagus ( food pipe ).
SIGNS OF CONCERN  in patients with Dysphagia include:
Weight loss.
Dysphonia( change in voice)
Coughing during eating
Nasal emission of liquids
Prolonged meal time
Multiple swallows per bolus.
Wet voice
Video Fluroscopic Swallow study
Upper GI endoscopy
Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing(FEES).
Dr Sajad Majid Qazi 
Professor & HOD ENT 
GMC Anantnag.

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