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Homeopathic Treatment for Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a term used to describe the difficulty in swallowing. Sometimes the patient experiences pain while swallowing fluids, solid and semi foods. This painful swallowing is called odynophagia. Dysphagia usually arises from disorders of the esophagus. Another cause for dysphagia is the weakening of nerves and muscles involved in moving the food down the throat and esophagus. The causes of dysphagia also include esophageal stricture, esophageal tumor, and achalasia. Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, or injury to the brain and spinal cord also cause dysphagia. Homeopathic treatment for dysphagia follows a symptomatic approach to help such patients. An indicative picture of the individual is the first step towards selecting the most appropriate homeopathic medicine for dysphagia. The chances of recovery in dysphagia vary from case to case. In cases with mild symptoms, improvement with homeopathic treatment for dysphagia is possible. In cases with severe symptoms, homeopathy provides supportive help.  homeopathic treatment for dysphagia

Symptoms of Dysphagia

Symptoms of dysphagia vary from mild to severe. The symptoms of dysphagia include the feeling of food being stuck in the throat or behind the sternum; gagging, choking or pain while swallowing; heartburn; or regurgitation of food. Dysphagia may be noted while consuming liquids, solids or both. Dysphagia may lead to respiratory problems like aspiration pneumonia and also malnutrition.

Homeopathic Treatment for Dysphagia

1. Lachesis and Hyoscyamus – When Swallowing Liquids is Difficult

Lachesis and Hyoscyamus are effective medicines for dysphagia. They are effective when dysphagia for liquids is present. Lachesis is used when the patient has difficulty in swallowing liquids or even saliva. Pain and swelling in the throat are also present. There is choking when drinking liquids. Hyoscyamus is useful when there is a constricted sensation in the throat along with an inability to swallow liquids. Fluids may go the wrong way down the larynx. Other symptoms include a burning sensation and shooting pain in the throat.

2. Kali Carb and Alumina – When Swallowing Solids is Difficult

Kali Carb works when there is difficulty in swallowing solids along with gagging and vomiting. Kali Carb may also work well in cases of dysphagia from the stricture of the esophagus. In such patients, food may also go into the windpipe. Alumina works well when swallowing of solid food is difficult, painful and there is extreme dryness in the throat. The throat feels plugged. A patient needing Alumina can consume warm drinks with ease.

3. Baptisia and Baryta Carb – When There is Inability to Swallow Solids

Baptisia and Baryta Carb are some of the best medicines for dysphagia. They are helpful in cases where a person can only consume liquids, and there is gagging at the introduction of solid food. A patient needing Baptisia cannot swallow any solid food because of a constrictive feeling in the throat. Consuming only liquids is easy. Constriction at the cardiac end of the esophagus may also be present. Baryta Carb helps in cases when the patient consumes only liquids. Not even a slight amount of solid seems to move down the esophagus. Stinging and burning in the throat may also be present. Empty swallowing leads to a smarting pain in the throat.

4. Belladonna and Cactus – When the Patient Has To Drink to Swallow

Belladonna and Cactus are both significant treatment for dysphagia where the patient has to drink water to help swallow food. Belladonna works well when a person having dysphagia has to drink water to help swallow food. There is also a tendency to choke easily while swallowing. The food may go down the wrong way.
Belladonna is a medicine for painless dysphagia. Cactus is highly indicated when a person has to drink a lot of water to make the food move down the esophagus. Heat and constriction in the throat may also be the symptoms indicating the use of the Homeopathic medicine Cactus. A feeling of suffocation may also arise from constriction in the throat.

5. Anacardium and Hyoscyamus – For Dysphagia with Choking

Medicines that are most suitable for dysphagia with choking while swallowing are Anacardium and Hyoscyamus. The characteristic feature to use Anacardium is easy choking while eating or drinking anything. Scraping and rawness in the throat are also important symptoms for selecting this remedy. Hyoscyamus is effective when there is choking while drinking liquids as the liquid goes down the larynx instead of the esophagus. The fluid may also regurgitate and come out through the nose in some cases.

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  1. Sir I hv taken radiation and kimotherophy for esophagus cancer 16 months back
    Now I go for endoscopy in that scarr narrowing observed. I hv any permanent treatment for my problem in homeopathy

  2. Mrs Chetna Kumar says:

    Dear Dr,
    My 4 yr old grandson has suddenly since the last 2 months started swallowing so slowly that it takes 2 and a half hours to feed him his meal. There is no pain in swallowing.
    I am a firm believer in homeopathy. Can you pl guide me.
    I also prescribe in a small way to my family and friends.

  3. Ajay kumar kar says:

    I am 33 year old impaired swallow since 9 month.

    • Food swallow problem,feeling some obstacle in throat n lower neck portin

    • Sushma binani says:

      Hello doctor.
      My name is sushma binani. I am 37 years old.for the past two months i have pain in throat . And i also i feel stucking of food in throat and choking and pain in swallowing saliva also.i have been suffering from acidity problem also. Evwry time i burping and belching. Sometime i feel pain in whole throat. .kindly suggest me. And cough problem is also

  4. balrajulaganathan says:

    Sir good evening iam balraj. from pondicherri [india] I have fast 6 month got dyspagia swalloving dificulty two time under went dilation through endoscopy procedur butt again same problem is ther if you have any medicine pls help me tku

    • Sushma binani says:

      Hello doctor.
      My name is sushma binani. I am 37 years old.for the past two months i have pain in throat . And i also i feel stucking of food in throat and choking and pain in swallowing saliva also.i have been suffering from acidity problem also. Evwry time i burping and belching. Sometime i feel pain in whole throat. .kindly suggest me

  5. Sudesh Seth says:

    I have two three problems if you can treat me.
    Sleepless ness ( Insomnia)
    Difficult swallowing
    Erruptions on my both hands only in summers ( last i took Ars.album 30 and it worked. now i have started taking for the last 3 to 4 days not much effect so far)
    My age is 84 and still i work the whole day.

  6. My mother diagnosed with eseophagus cancer in 2013 after radiation and chemotherapy doctors advised to take her home as the further treatment is not possible , since then she is taking diet in semi solid form and now in 2019 since fifteen days she is unable to take semi solid food, only liquid is going down, suggest any remedy so that she can atleast take semi solid food.

  7. my mother left hand midl finger effect to TRIGGER FINGER very slow pain effect morning times age 50y normal weight


    Ever since I underwent operation for cancer in the lateral left size of my tongue, I am unable to swallow liquid or solid and am being fed by tube. There is no pain in the throat while attempting to swallow. As soon as I try to take liquid or solid, cough comes and I have to take that out
    I am 67. Please suggest suitable treatment. Endoscopy shows every thing normal

  9. Happy Deepavali Dr

  10. Subramanian says:

    I underwent chemo radiation therapy for esophageal cancer. Treatment was over in 6jan 2018.
    From April onwards am continuously undergoing dilatation every 10to 12 days .
    Is there a way to get cured of this problem

  11. Hello, my husband is 80 and has recently had trouble eating and drinking without difficulty. It seems to be worse in the morning or on certain days. Sometimes he has no trouble at all, other days he coughs up the food. He does have petit mal seizures usually in clusters around the full moon, but is then fine the rest of the month. We are using cannabis oil to control the seizures, therefore he is not on any pharmaceuticals.

    I really do not want him on pharmaceuticals. He is due for an appointment with a Dr. who treats Dysphasia next week. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.

    • My father aged 83 underwent prostet surgery 9 months back by laser. Thereafter he was diagnosed with multiple scerolisis . Right now he is not able to swallow liquid as well as solid through his throat. Whenever we try to feed him after few seconds it is automatically thrown out of his mouth. Suggestion is solicited

  12. sunil sharma says:

    my mother has had oral cancer. almost 3 years have passed when radition was done .She was on liquid diet from last 3 years but she is facing problem in swallowing even liquid.
    It is painful to see her in this condition.
    Please advise medicine


    Sir, My name is Indraneel Sengupta. Sometimes, my throat becomes completely dry and there is difficulty in swallowing. Can you suggest me what medications should I take?

  14. V K Sharma says:

    Dear Sir,

    Allopathy doctor has diagnosed that my esophgas is 50 % ineffective. Rest of other things are ok. I am experiencing problem of swallowing mostly when I eat some thing from out side. Problem is little bit lessor when i take little and highly digestive food at home withmore green vegitables. When i experiece this problem i feel severe heart burn also. This is in fact very miserable for me. Pl. Suggest remidy for this pronlem. Liquid creat little bit more problem. Regards . VK Sharma age 55 years.

  15. Hi i am unable to swallow food i have esophagus stricture. What can i do.? Cant evn swallow liquids.

  16. V Chandrashekar says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    My mother 96 years old is suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia for many years. She was taking tegritol and pregabalin. As she was having quite a problem with these drugs, like sleepiness, drooling she had to stp these medications. Of late she has a severe swallowing problem. It became gradually very bad she could not even swallow water. Now she is being fed through a Ryles tube. Please suggest some remedy for overcoming this problem.
    Thanks and Regards

  17. Bharat bhushan says:

    I am last 4-5year Exzcma problem ple give me treatment

  18. Ajay Sarkar says:

    I have been suffering from dysphagia since 1996 after consuming alcohol and Kali this 6x,3ox,glycerisa glabara 1x administered thereafter along with pranayam by baba Ramdev.Now I am feeling 80%o.k.Plese advise fully cure of 100 % cure.

  19. Mary Ranganathan says:

    My mother was diagnosed with ALS in May 2014. Her doctor put her on riluzole, letting her know there was no cure but the medication might provide her a few more months of delayed symptoms. ALS progresses at different rates and affects different body parts first. My mother, being 80 at the time, fell into a category of what they call “fast progression” (older female). Her arms weakened first, then her hands, her mouth, and throat, and finally her lungs. Throughout her two-and-a-half-year ordeal, she was able to walk with assistance. All the while she continued to take the riluzole. If it bought my mother any time, we will never know. Her neurologist told us that if she couldn’t afford it, there was no real need to take it. She lost touch with reality. Suspecting it was the medication I took her off the riluzole (with the doctor’s knowledge) and started her on the ALS natural herbal formula we ordered from GREEN HOUSE HERBAL CLINIC, We spoke to few people who used the treatment here in Canada and they all gave a positive response, her symptoms totally declined over a 7 weeks use of the Green House ALS disease natural herbal formula. She is now almost 83 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed! (Visit their website) I am thankful to nature, herbs are truly gift from God. Share with friends!!

  20. Tariq Mahmood says:

    My friend has been doing Masturbation for the last 50 years; his age is 60 years; he stopped it for1 month & again fell in this habit; he hasn’t married but now his Prostate enlarged to 48 centimeters. Also suffering from Knee Arthritis; Bronchial Asthma & has trouble. Sometimes loose motion.

    Could you please prescribe.

    Thank you

  21. Jigna M Danani says:

    Dr. Sharma,
    My dad is suffering from Alzehmier. And from last one month he is facing problem in swalloing food. He faces the same problem while drinking water. He is unable to take his regular medicine. Can you suggest some homeopathy which may help

  22. 45 yr female finding difficulty swallowing solid food no pain no coughing last 1 year condition same . previously burning tongue problem was there. After using candid mouth paint nervigen tablet it stopped n this swallowing priblem started advice please

  23. Hello,
    I’m suffering from Achalasia type 2 and have started meds to relax my sphincter muscle. What can I take that is more natural to help me swallow? Will this problem ever get any better or a lifetime dx. ? Thank you

  24. Dear Dr. Sharma
    My mother age-73 is suffering from dysphagia. She is an oncology patient-had cancer of the food pipe now post radiation and chemotherapy. Treatment ended last year 2016 -Feb. Post that she has had ulceration in that area, laryngeal swelling and more recently fungal infection in the food pipe. She has been treated for all this. Still the difficutly in eating solids is persisting. She has cough with phelm also, disturbed sleep and loss of weight. The last endoscopy was clear as far as any tumor etc is concerned. There is hoarseness of voice and she is able to eat solid food with lot of water -mostly unable to eat-feels like gagging. Any suggestion to help her would be gratefully accepted.

  25. Lea Ann Jones says:

    What would you recommended for the diagnosis of functional and sensory hypersensitivity of the esophagus?

  26. Suman Srivastava says:

    My 22 year son has difficulty in swallowing solid food. He has no problem with liquid and semisolid food.
    Food like puri or sandwitch takes him long time he has to chew it real fine to swallow. No pain. But struggles to swallow.

  27. Binu Khanna says:

    My husband age 41 has difficulty in swallowing mainly in morning during breakfast.He requires any liquid to help swallow any solid food. This problem has not increased with time. He is having this problem since 2 years. Else he is healthy. He has No weight loss.

  28. MY SOn is11yrs old. There was a operation due to Trachea esophagus fistula last 10 yrs. After operation a stricture developed. so only he can swallwed semi liquid. not solid. If he taka solid food forcefully it not swalloed .He soon spit out .vomitting occurs. A homeo dr adviced to take BAPTISIA , LACHESIS, ALUMINA, SILECIA ,FELTAURI ,RHUS TOX, PHOSPHEROUS SINCE Last 2yrs .But no result found. plz adviced me if any remedies possible to eat solid food.

  29. Asim Zabihullah says:

    Hello Dr.
    My aunt is suffering With ALS,a motor neuron disease.she is suffering from difficulty in swallowing solid food like bread etc,What best medication You will suggest.

    Asim Zabihullah

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