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Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
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Swallowing disorders can significantly impact daily life, affecting both eating and drinking. At Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai, our specialized care addresses swallowing disorders with advanced treatments tailored to each patient’s needs. We prioritize accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans to ensure effective management and improved quality of life.

Swallowing Disorders (dysphagia) Clinic in Dubai

Symptoms of Swallowing Disorders

If you experience these symptoms, seeking evaluation and treatment at Emirates Hospitals Group can help manage your condition effectively. Recognizing symptoms of swallowing disorders is crucial for timely intervention. Common indicators include:

  • Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing solids, liquids, or both.
  • Painful swallowing: Feeling pain or discomfort while swallowing.
  • Regurgitation: Food or liquids coming back up after swallowing.
  • Choking or coughing: Especially during or after meals.

Diagnosis of Swallowing Disorders

Accurate diagnosis is key to developing an effective treatment plan for swallowing disorders. At Emirates Hospitals Group, our diagnostic process includes:

  • Imaging Studies: Utilizing advanced imaging technologies such as X-rays, CT scans, or barium swallow studies to assess the structure and function of the throat and esophagus.
  • Manometry: Measuring the pressure and muscle coordination in the esophagus to diagnose conditions like achalasia or esophageal spasm.
  • Endoscopic Evaluation: Direct visualization of the throat and esophagus using endoscopy to identify any structural abnormalities or blockages.

Procedures for Swallowing Disorders Treatment in Dubai

Our specialists at Emirates Hospitals Group will determine the most suitable procedure based on your specific condition and needs. Emirates Hospitals Group offers a range of advanced procedures to treat swallowing disorders effectively. Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Endoscopic Evaluation: Utilizing state-of-the-art endoscopic techniques to examine the throat and esophagus, allowing for precise diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Esophageal Dilation: Non-surgical procedure to widen narrowed areas of the esophagus, improving swallowing function.
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections: Injected into muscles that control swallowing to relax them, facilitating easier passage of food and liquids.
  • Surgical Interventions: When necessary, surgical options such as myotomy or fundoplication may be recommended to address underlying causes of swallowing disorders.

Recovery Process and Follow-Up Care

After treatment for swallowing disorders at Emirates Hospitals Group, we prioritize your recovery and long-term health with:

  • Nutritional Support: Providing guidance on diet modifications and nutritional supplements to ensure adequate intake during recovery.
  • Speech Therapy: Offering specialized therapy to improve swallowing function and address any speech-related issues resulting from the disorder.
  • Regular Monitoring: Scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, adjust treatment plans as needed, and address any concerns.

Dysphagia Clinic in Dubai

Our team is dedicated to supporting your journey towards improved swallowing function and overall well-being. Contact Emirates Hospitals Group today to schedule a consultation with our expert specialists in Dubai.

Last update date: 08-07-2024

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