Having trouble swallowing (dysphagia) is a symptom that accompanies a number of neurological disorders. The problem can occur at any stage of the normal swallowing process as food and liquid move from the mouth, down the back of the throat ...1

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Symptoms of Dysphagia

People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing and may even experience pain while swallowing (odynophagia). Some people may be completely unable to swallow or may have trouble safely swallowing liquids, foods, or saliva. When that happens, eating becomes a challenge. Often ...2

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Complications of Dysphagia

What are some problems caused by dysphagia? Dysphagia can be serious. Someone who cannot swallow safely may not be able to eat enough of the right foods to stay healthy or maintain an ideal weight. Food pieces that are too ...3

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Causes of Dysphagia

How does dysphagia occur? Dysphagia occurs when there is a problem with the neural control or the structures involved in any part of the swallowing process. Weak tongue or cheek muscles may make it hard to move food around in ...4

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Causes List for Dysphagia

Some possible causes of Dysphagia or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Dysphagia

There are 2 main types of dysphagia, caused by problems with the:

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Diagnosis of Dysphagia

When to seek medical advice: You should see your GP if you, or someone you care for, have difficulty swallowing or any other signs of dysphagia so you can get treatment to help with your symptoms. Early investigation can also ...7

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Treatments: Dysphagia

How is dysphagia treated? There are different treatments for various types of dysphagia. Medical doctors and speech-language pathologists who evaluate and treat swallowing disorders use a variety of tests that allow them to look at the stages of the ...8

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Research for Dysphagia

What research is being done on dysphagia? Scientists are conducting research that will improve the ability of physicians and speech-language pathologists to evaluate and treat swallowing disorders. Every aspect of the swallowing process is being studied in people of ...9

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Deglutition disorder ; Poor swallowing ; Swallowing difficulties ; Swallowing difficulty ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)10 ...

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  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ swallowing_disorders/ swallowing_disorders.htm
  2. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ dysphagia
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ swallowing-problems-dysphagia/ causes/ 
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ swallowing-problems-dysphagia/ 
  8. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ dysphagia
  9. ibid.
  10. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C1853381/ 

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