Health Tip: Swallowing Problems
(HealthDay News) -- Difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia, is usually a sign of a throat or esophagus problem.
Common triggers for dysphagia are malfunctioning muscles or a blockage in the throat or esophagus, says the University of Michigan.
Specific causes of dysphagia include:
Stroke, brain or spinal cord injury.
Nervous system conditions.
Esophageal spasm or tumors.
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Trouble swallowing on a regular basis may be a sign of a serious medical issue that needs prompt treatment, the school says.
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