Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)

About- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is the inability to swallow foods or liquids with ease means it needs more time and effort to move food or liquid from mouth to stomach.
 
Symptoms-
 A hoarse voice
 Coughing or choking when swallowing
 Difficulty chewing solid foods
 Drooling
 Feeling that something is lodged in the throat
 Having food or stomach acid back up into your throat
 Heartburn
 Inability to swallow
 Pain while swallowing (odynophagia)
 Regurgitation (Bringing food back up)
 Unexpected weight loss

Causes-
 Achalasia
 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
 Cleft lip and palate 
 Dementia
 Diffuse spasm
 Dry mouth
 Eosinophilic esophagitis
 Esophageal cancer 
 Esophageal ring
 Esophageal stricture
 Esophageal tumors
 Foreign bodies
 GERD
 Head injury
 Multiple sclerosis
 Myasthenia gravis (Goldflam disease)
 Neurological damage
 Parkinson's disease
 Zenker's diverticulum
 Radiation therapy
 Scleroderma
 Stroke
 
Specialist to visit
 Gastroenterologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
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https://www.webmd.com
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.enthealth.org
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