Homeopathy Treatment for difficulties swallowing

Difficulty swallowing or swallowing disorders (med. “dysphagia”) refers to throat problems that occur when swallowing. The causes can be varied. Older people are often affected. Difficulty swallowing usually does not occur as the only complaint, but is an accompanying symptom of other diseases. 

Depending on the cause, homeopathic remedies are suitable to accompany the medical treatment of the underlying disease. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for swallowing difficulties that best suits your situation.

Hemlock virosa

If a foreign body is swallowed and this leads to pharyngeal cramps or shortness of breath, the remedy helps to relax the body so that the foreign body can be removed quickly. Even with severe, long-lasting or chronic hiccups.

Veratrum green

Swallowing is difficult due to a lump or esophageal spasm. Painful and persistent hiccups. Inflammation of the esophagus with burning pains.

Zincum valerianicum

Persistent hiccups.

Cadmium sulfuricum

Swallowing is difficult and painful. The esophagus feels constricted. Salty eructations with nausea.

Causes of swallowing difficulties

  • Esophageal abnormalities
  • neurological diseases
  • muscle weakness
  • Infection
  • foreign body
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol or nicotine
  • spicy food
  • Varicose veins in the esophagus
  • enlarged thyroid
  • Medications (e.g. antidepressants, sedatives, antihypertensives and muscle relaxants)

Symptoms of difficulty swallowing

  • lump in the throat
  • frequent ingestion
  • Cough after eating or drinking
  • Congestion with compulsion to clear your throat
  • voice changes

Further tips and information on treatment 

Statistically, older people suffer from chronic dysphagia more often than young people. Constantly recurring or increasing swallowing difficulties can indicate a serious underlying disease and should be medically clarified.


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