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How should lateral medullary syndrome with dysphagia be treated?

Hai I am Arvind Kumar My Father in Law having Stroke in Left Madulla resulting in Dyphagia, He even did not swallow its salavia. According to Doctor it is lateral madullary syndrome. He is on liquid diet through Ryles Tube. Kindly advise the problem is how much cureable.
Wed, 8 Oct 2014
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Well there is no specific therapy for that, therapy is mainly supportive and preventing another stroke. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't hope for natural improvement, it can be expected especially in the first 3 months, but it's not going to be due to a drug.
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How should lateral medullary syndrome with dysphagia be treated?

Well there is no specific therapy for that, therapy is mainly supportive and preventing another stroke. That doesn t mean that you shouldn t hope for natural improvement, it can be expected especially in the first 3 months, but it s not going to be due to a drug.