Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Suffered paralytic attack, unable to swallow, weakness. Tried physiotherapy. Precautions?

Hello Sir, My father got an paralytic attack on 17 sep and is under treatment. but he is unable to swallow food easily he foces it I just want to know that is this normal, resulting low diet and weaknss. we r doing phys therpy 2 hrs a day but still he has slow development. Sir what precautions has to be taken during this period, steps for fast recovering. pls suggest ur valuable suggestion
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  27
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Your father suffered a paralytic attack that is CVA( Stroke) you have not given information which side means right side or leftside,if it is right side usually speech is also affected.
In such condition patient some time find difficult to swallow,they should be fed in sitting position and very slowly semisolid diet and keep good hygine as otherwise food can get impected and infection and thrush (Fungal) can occur.
If there is cough during feeding there is risk of aspiration then you should put a Ryle,s tube for liqid feeding and supplements can be given to keep good nutrition.
Please continue physiotherapy and other medicines and if there is weight loss or other sign of nutritional deficiency pre formulated nutrition may be given in consultation with your doctor.
Please take good care of him
Good Luck to you.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor