By James M. Stewart, MD Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is a common problem that many people experience. Oftentimes, trouble swallowing is caused by acid reflux or even a small, but harmless, narrowing of the esophagus may cause food to stick in the throat. These conditions are usually assessed with an upper endoscopy where a dilation of […]

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By Dr. Steven G. Desautels Dysphagia refers to difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia can be subdivided into: oropharyngeal dysphagia and esophageal dysphagia. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is characterized by difficulty initiating a swallow, transferring the food bolus or liquid into the esophagus, and/or the association of coughing and choking during attempted meal consumption. Many disorders cause oropharyngeal dysphagia (see […]

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