We test for swallowing disorders aboard our state-of-the-art medical van that travels throughout Winston-Salem.
Dysphagia, which is a swallowing disorder, can happen at one of three points during the swallowing process. For example, a person with a swallowing disorder at the oral phase may have a difficult time moving liquids or food from the mouth and down into the throat, and they may have issues sucking, chewing, or swallowing. Swallowing disorders can also occur at the pharyngeal phase, where food travels down the throat to the esophagus, or the esophageal phase, where food travels through the esophagus to the stomach.
Swallowing disorders are very common, and diseases, conditions, and even surgical interventions can create swallowing problems. You may have a swallowing disorder if it takes extensive effort to chew and swallow or if you find yourself needing to cough immediately following eating or drinking. If food or liquid leaks from the sides of your mouth while you eat or chest congestion commonly occurs after you eat, you may also have a swallowing disorder.
Today, swallowing disorders are diagnosed by way of an endoscopic assessment or a modified barium swallow (MBS) test. During the MBS testing process, the patient drinks a solution containing barium, and as the solution travels through the mouth, esophagus, and digestive track, the process is viewed via x-ray.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, performing MBS tests at extended care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other locations throughout the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area is what we do. Our travelling medical van features state-of the-art equipment and technology designed to make the testing process highly convenient. For more information about our unique approach to MBS tests, please reach out to us today.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we can help diagnose swallowing disorders in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.