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No Sad Ending When Heeding Saad Saad Advice

In “Hard to Swallow Advice From Dr. Saad Saad,” author BJ Hetherington interviews Dr. Saad Saad on his experience with the dangers of children swallowing foreign objects ranging from peanuts to batteries. Hetherington points out that children, especially those very young, love to put things in their mouth and explains what may occur when a child swallows a foreign object. The foreign object could slide down the esophagus to the stomach, or could become lodged in the food pipe or windpipe. He helps us understand what to do and what not to do when a child is choking. He states how you could hang a young child upside down or how to perform the Heimlich maneuver. Hetherington continues to explain what happens in the emergency room from X-rays to endoscopies and bronchoscopies. He tells us which objects can and cannot be seen in an X-ray. Hetherington also informs us what Dr. Saad Saad has invented to increase productivity during his procedures. He relates Dr. Saad Saad’s experience with two objects that have commonly caused harm to children when they put them in their mouth. He explains what the harmful effects could be when these objects get lodged, swallowed, or slide down the esophagus and how hard it is to remove them. Hetherington highlights some guidelines that Dr. Saad Saad advises parents to follow to prevent children from choking on these foreign objects. He notes the personal experiences of Dr. Saad Saad removing objects, from big to small; from a 14-year-old swallowing a toothbrush to a 6-year-old swallowing a tooth. You will see a picture of Dr. Saad Saad’s trophy board of various objects he has removed from a child. Also, Hetherington will explain how Dr. Saad Saad can differentiate how long an object has been inside a child’s body! Hetherington concludes with how Dr. Saad Saad’s 40 years of hard work to become an expert in removing a foreign object from a child’s esophagus or trachea has become a success. It is true there is no sad ending when heeding SaadSaad advice! Learn more : https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted

 

 

Read the full story from author BJ Hetherington: http://medicaldailytimes.com/doctors/hard-to-swallow-advice-from-dr-saad-saad/3663/

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