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Dysphagia to Liquids

Hello:
My brother is 64 years old. After he was born he experienced trauma causing him significant central cyanosis (his entire body color changed to dark blue), which we believe caused him to develop mild cerebral palsy. He was unable to progress through school academically, but has been able to manage his activities of daily living. He is able to feed, shave, and bath himself. Since childhood, he swallowed most of his food without first chewing his food significantly. As a family we have always taken care of him at home. He walks 2 miles every day. Over last 5 years he has had intermittent episodes of coughing while drinking liquids (tea, water, juice etc.). Now over last 4 to 6 months his coughing while eating his foods especially liquids has gotten worse and now coughs while eating daily. I have been using Thickett powder to make his tea and juices thick with little improvement/success. I am concerned that one of these days he will aspirate when I am not home.

Are there any homeopathic medications that can help strengthen his oropharyngeal muscles and help prevent his coughing and aspiration. Would appreciate any suggestions or help. Thank you.

Ranvir
 
  youandme on 2018-08-26
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I forgot to mention, he is skinny and weighs only 115lbs and 5'6" tall. His overall legs, arms, body muscles are thinner than other adults his age.
 
youandme 2 years ago
Homeopaths usually need to know about the person in order to find the most appropriate remedy so please answer the following questions as much as you can. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Chief complaints (Diagnosis) – Please explain your main symptoms.
Diagnosis (name of disease)

Exact location ( affected organs)

Sensation ( eg. sharp pain, stubbing, dull, throbbing, etc)

Causation

When did it all start?

Are there any changes in your mental /emotional state since your illness?

Describe anything that makes the problem worse (ie. position, temperature, food etc. )

Describe anything that makes the problem better (ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed etc)

What other physical / mental symptoms do you have?

What time of the day do you feel the worst in general?

When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

How is your thirst; Less, Normal or Excessive?

How is your hunger; Less, Normal or Excessive?

How well do you sleep?

Are you generally feel hot or cold?

What medications have you been taking to treat the disease?
 
Tui 2 years ago
Homeopaths usually need to know about the person in order to find the most appropriate remedy so please answer the following questions as much as you can. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Chief complaints (Diagnosis) – Please explain your main symptoms:- coughing when drinking liquids

Diagnosis (name of disease):- Dysphagia

Exact location ( affected organs): Nasopharynx

Sensation ( eg. sharp pain, stubbing, dull, throbbing, etc.):- choking

Causation:- aging, mild cerebral palsy/learning disabilities

When did it all start? 5 years ago mild, now progressing and coughing with every meal.

Are there any changes in your mental /emotional state since your illness? None

Describe anything that makes the problem worse (ie. position, temperature, food etc. ): just drinking liquids

Describe anything that makes the problem better (ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed etc.): thickening the liquids with powder makes coughing less

What other physical / mental symptoms do you have? Weak and thin muscles overall, blindness in right eye (lazy eye since birth), seasonal allergies

What time of the day do you feel the worst in general? during all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? dry weather

What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? eat just about anything cooked by my family; like sweets; no aversions

How is your thirst; Less, Normal or Excessive? less

How is your hunger; Less, Normal or Excessive? less over last 3 months

How well do you sleep? sleep OK through the night

Are you generally feel hot or cold? hot

What medications have you been taking to treat the disease? None
 
youandme 2 years ago
Please give him Lachesis 30c twice daily for 2 weeks and report back any changes.

1 dose is 2 pills or drops.
 
Tui 2 years ago
Pls answer the following questions:01.Have you any mental trauma in his life? If so what was the type? 02. Do you feel depressed, if so what type of depression, what you do during depression? Any sighing? 03.have any suppressed emotion?04 Any fear or anxiety? If you can answer these correctly, proper medicine may be found? Kamrul
 
kamrul 2 years ago
You should answer all the questions accurately so that homeopaths have a better chance of finding a correct remedy.
 
Tui 2 years ago

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