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Dysphagia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Controversies

Dysphagia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Controversies

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Have you ever swallowed and had food "go down the wrong way" into your stomach? In some cases, Dysphagia has become a permanent problem. Perspective is everything here, as this may be a rare condition and may affect otherwise healthy people to varying degrees. What is dysphagia? It may be defined as a difficulty with swallowing and this can have a number of causes. In some cases, patients may have been born with pharyngeal trauma. Those born with impaired swallowing capabilities may also have trouble swallowing because they have a malformed or absent upper pharyngeal sphincter. Also, the loss of weight is sometimes blamed for this condition. While it is possible that persistent and significant weight loss causes Dysphagia, it must be remembered that many other conditions can cause dysp...