Posted by: lulu | 2011-09-16


Dear Dr, my dad is 74, he has episodes where when he eats the food seems to get stuck down his throat, he then has to vomit it all back up before he can carry on with his meal. This seems to be happening more frequently. He takes tiny bites, eats slowly but tends to hiccup just before this happens. It does not happen all the time, but is happening more frequently. would appreciate your suggestions. Another question is what is deemed a low bloodsugar count and what does one do to raise it - in the same vein, what is deemed a high and how does one lower it? Hoping to hear from you soon

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Your father will have to consult a doctor for an examination and a gastroscopy, as well as a possilble barium meal. It is important to determine if there is a physical small obstruction that is the cause for his dyspepsia. His symptoms can worsen dramatically and an answer will therefore have to be find as soon as possible.

Please refer to the following link for detailed information about blood sugar levels:


Dr Anrich

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