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Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a pathological condition in which the act of swallowing is disturbed.

Swallowing disorders are detected in all age groups, however, the incidence increases with age.

Scale for assessing symptoms:

0-no dysphagia (no food restrictions).
1-difficulty swallowing solid food, liquid food does not cause difficulties.
2-the ability to swallow only liquid.
3-difficulty swallowing liquid or saliva.
4-complete dysphagia.

Causes of occurrence: 

  • Esophageal (various, including malignant, diseases of the esophagus and esophageal-gastric junction).
  • Extraesophageal (neurological, endocrinological, otorhinolaryngological and other diseases).

The key task of the diagnostic search for dysphagia is to diagnose diseases that could cause the disorder. The patient's examination should be carried out in a comprehensive manner.

Treatment involves the appointment of therapy for the underlying disease, complicated by dysphagia.

The examination aimed at the differential diagnosis of dysphagia (to exclude esophageal causes) is carried out in the department of pathology of the upper digestive tract of the Moscow Clinical Scientific and Practical Center named after A. S. Loginov, in addition, if there are indications , patients can contact neurologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, otorhinolaryngologists, surgeons and oncologists of the center.

Do not delay your visit to the specialists of our Center. This will help to diagnose the disease in a timely manner and choose the right treatment tactics. Doctors of the Department of Pathology of the upper digestive tract of the State Medical Institution of the Moscow State Medical Center named after A. S. Loginov DZM are always ready to help you. 

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