Dysphagia primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hamid Qazi, MD, BSc [2], Feham Tariq, MD [3]

Overview

Effective measures for the primary prevention of dysphagia include general measures and specific measures that are undertaken to prevent underlying etiologies.

Primary Prevention

Effective measures for the primary prevention of dysphagia include general measures and specific measures that are undertaken to prevent underlying etiologies.

General measures

General preventive measures for dysphagia include:

  • Following a healthy diet
  • Alcohol and smoking cessation
  • Regular exersice
  • Revising medications
  • Travel precautions

Specific measures

Specific primary preventive measures of dysphagia include primary preventive measures that are undertaken to prevent etiologies responsible for dysphagia.

  • For a detailed explanation of primary preventive measures of GERD click here.
  • For a detailed explanation of primary preventive measures of CREST click here.
  • For a detailed explanation of primary preventive measures of achalasia click here.
  • For a detailed explanation of primary preventive measures of esophageal cancer click here.

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