Saliva


#1

Hi

I read on one of the blogs that excessive saliva could be attributed to pd

For a few years I have been treated for acid reflux taking 3 tablets a day although enderscope was clear

Periodically my mouth fills with saliva wich I cant swallow and end up leaning over the sink while it eases

Following this I struggle to swallow any food and as the day goes on I start with yoghurts or scrambled egg till it improves. It happens mostly at night or early morning and not too often thankfully. Could this be a symptom of pd and should I include it on my list for my neurologist at my next visit

Any thoughts anyone

 

 

 

 


#2

Hey nevbar

Are you my twin? haha as most of your symptoms are exactly the same as mine this included, but i dont have an answer for you as i never connected the dots of swallowing problems and acid reflux to PD, 

Be really good to know if it was or wasnt so we would know how to treat it. 


#3

Thanks again silentwolf

I will add it to the rest of my questions for the neurologist when i go see him for the results of my datscan

 


#4

 

 

 

 

 

Swallowing problems and sometimes things going down the wrong way are defo down to PD.  I have no particular problem but I have had a cholking fit when a tiny amount of saliva went down the wrong way..

Sometimes, its not a case of too much saliva as not automatically swallowinbg it.  Think of the drain they have to use when you go to the dentist .  "According to WebMD, a person produces between 2 and 4 pints of saliva on a daily basis. The most saliva is produced during the late afternoon hours"

I believe speech therapists deal with  swallowing problems


#5

Thanks eileenpatricia for your comments

Every little helps

 


#6
I choke on my own saliva and have just been to see a speech and language therapist having been referred by my PD nurse. I would really recommend you get help and mention it to your nurse or specialist so that you can be given advice on how to manage the issue. . . You certainly don't have to just put up with it! Good luck. Regards Godrevy

#7

Thanks Godrevy

Its on the list for when I see neuro in march

Cheers


#8

It is important to mention it and get advice and treatment for swallowing problems. Food going the wrong way may give you pneumonia and this could even be fatal. It is a not unusual cause of death among PwPs.