Chronic cough could have a variety of reasons. These include postnasal dripping, allergies, reflux disease, and asthma. A prompt evaluation would be beneficial in differentiating the reason and therefore administering the proper treatment.
Hoarseness could be due to misuse or abuse of voice, or due to variety of lesions directly on the vocal cords. The best option is to evaluate the vocal cords with flexible endoscopy to find the correct reason. The treatment plan is then tailored for the exact cause.
Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
Swallowing disorders could be due to previous stroke, muscular disorders, dementia, and benign or malignant tumors present within the throat. Dr. Namdar is a member of two nursing homes and he performs routine evaluations for multitude of patients on a regular basis. A similar examination can be performed in the office.