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Dysphagia

What is Dysphagia?

Difficulty swallowing is also called dysphagia. It is usually a sign of a problem with your throat or esophagus - the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to your stomach.

Although dysphagia can happen to anyone, it is most common in older adults, babies, and people who have problems involving the nervous system. If you have a hard time swallowing once or twice, you probably do not have a medical problem. But if you have trouble swallowing on a regular basis, you may have a more serious problem that needs treatment.