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Not able to swallow solid food
My husband is diagnosed with a hiatus hernia, he is  having trouble swalliowng any sorts of solid
Every so often the food he is eating willl get stuck and he has problems to breath.
After many attempts striking him on his back, he is releaved of this symptom.
Does anyone out there have this symptom, and also a cure.
Kind regards

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If his esophagus has been checked and found not to have strictures or narrowing, it's possible he could be having esophageal motility problems. Have you consided asking to have an esophageal motility test done? That's if the food seems to be getthing past the throat area and into the esophagus, itself.

If the food is sticking in his throat, you may want to check about having a specialized swallowing study done. It will show whether or not there's a lack of co-ordination going on between the mouth and the pharyngx.
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Hello, thanks for reply.
What is an esophageal motility test?
You are correct, the food gets stuck just before arriving at the stomach.
Then the problems start with the breathing.
In fact he cannot eat on his own, as it would be fatal.
Thank you.
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Try this: http://www.gicare.com/pated/epdgs31.htm
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