An N-of-1 experiment helps a physician identify the trigger of painful swallowing

Tags: #<Tag:0x00007f45eb347690> #<Tag:0x00007f45eb3475a0> #<Tag:0x00007f45eb3474d8>

Originally published at: https://quantifiedself.com/blog/an-n-of-1-experiment-helps-a-physician-identify-the-trigger-of-painful-swallowing/

Dr. Alexander Smith found the trigger of his throat pain by eliminating a likely culprit from his diet: dairy. He noted that the pain disappeared, and then reintroducing the offending food and noticing that the pain came back. This simple protocol substituted for a much more difficult process that is typically recommended, saving him a lot of time, stress, and money.

This was a good article. I was diagnosed with PPI responsive EoE many years ago and have been able to essentially keep it at bay with a similar N=1 study. Now, I very rarely about what I eat (though my symptoms were very mild).

1 Like