If you are experiencing dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, you should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan and to exclude a serious condition.
If you have difficulty swallowing food or liquids you may have a medical condition called dysphagia. If you are experiencing dysphagia, you should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan and to exclude a serious illness or condition such as esophageal cancer or other causes. There are many potential causes of dysphagia which will require a thorough evaluation.
Symptoms of Difficulty Swallowing
If an obstruction is blocking your windpipe or preventing you from breathing properly, get medical help immediately. Symptoms of swallowing difficulty can include:
Causes of Difficulty Swallowing
When you swallow, it seems like a natural act, but it’s actually composed of three actions: moving food or liquid from your mouth to your throat, squeezing it down your throat past your windpipe, and sending it down your esophagus to your stomach. Problems can occur during any of the three actions.
Mouth causes of swallowing difficulty include:
Throat causes of swallowing difficulty (oropharyngeal dysphagia) include:
Read the opinion of our doctors about swallowing here: https://www.manhattangastroenterology.com/conditions/difficulty-swallowing/
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