Health Tip: When It's Difficult to Swallow
(HealthDay News) -- Dysphagia is the medical term for having
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list of
- Gulping your food too fast or taking big bites.
- Having insufficient water with food.
- Eating while you lie down.
- Having an injury or disorder affecting the muscles and nerves,
such as a stroke, Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.
- Having damage to the esophagus, such as scar tissue from acid
- Having health problems that apply pressure to the esophagus,
such as an enlarged heart or thyroid.
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