Will Magna Wave Help Megaesophagus in Animals?

 In Equine, Small Animal

WHAT IS MEGAESOPHAGUS?

Megaesophagus is an enlargement of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, with decreased (or even zero) motility. Motility in this instance refers to the esophagus’ ability to push food and liquid into the stomach. When this doesn’t happen food and liquid build up in the esophagus.

SYMPTOMS AND TYPES OF MEGAESOPHAGUS IN ANIMALS

Regurgitation is considered the trademark of megaesophagus. And aspiration pneumonia may be an issue due to the entrance of food or liquid into the lungs. Other common symptoms of Megaesophagus may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Nasal discharge
  • Increased respiratory noises
  • Weight loss
  • Extreme hunger or lack of appetite
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bad breath
  • Poor growth
  • Muscle weakness

In horses the majority of symptoms are the same as other animals but may also include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Trouble drinking water

WILL MAGNA WAVE HELP MEGAESOPHAGUS IN ANIMALS?

Most animals with Megaesophagus have to sit upright in order to eat, using gravity to help guide their food through the esophagus. Will Magna Wave help Megaesophagus? Well, Magna Wave doesn’t treat any conditions. What Magna Wave does is provide energy to the body so it can better facilitate its own healing processes.

That said, if the esophagus is in such a state that the flexion and palpitation can help then Magna Wave could be beneficial to that type of condition. It is not going to change or heal the condition. Magna Wave works on the body, helps it provide energy and it will exercise the cells in the muscle soft tissue structure, which can help the body better take care of itself.

We recommend you talk to your veterinarian about what options are available and discuss Magna Wave with them. You may want to explain about the massaging and flexing effect of Magna Wave on the muscle tissue. Find out what the veterinarian’s thoughts may be, but Magna Wave might be a very complementary process to Megaesophagus in animals.

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