A modified barium swallow test can diagnose problems swallowing.
Those who have problems swallowing may struggle to eat or drink normally. Additionally, they may also be at a greater risk of aspiration, which is why it is important to confirm and treat swallowing difficulties as soon as possible. At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we help those with a swallowing difficulty, formally known as dysphagia, by performing modified barium swallow tests directly at their residences.
If you have a swallowing difficulty, you may experience a wide range of different symptoms. These may include:
- Pain while swallowing
- The inability to swallow at all
- The sensation of food getting stuck in your chest after eating
- Drooling and hoarseness
- Frequent heartburn
- Unexpected weight loss
- The avoidance of certain foods or the need to cut up food into small pieces before eating
If you have problems swallowing, the muscles that control this process do not effectively move food from the mouth to the stomach. Using X-ray technology, we track the swallowing process aboard our state-of-the-art medical van. We travel throughout the Hickory, North Carolina performing testing for patients at care facilities of all types. We also record the results onto DVR, so they can be viewed at your convenience and all others involved with your care can do the same.
Our approach to MBS testing dramatically cuts down the time it takes for testing while also eliminating the need to travel to a hospital or outpatient facility. For more information about our services or to speak with one of our representatives, contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we can perform testing for those with a swallowing difficulty in Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.