Phone 212-263-7951 Fax 212-263-0462
 
Francis V. Adams, M.D.
Francis V. Adams, M.D.
Biography

News for Healthier Living

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.

June 28, 2019
Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


July 18 2019

July 17 2019

July 16 2019

July 15 2019

July 14 2019

July 13 2019

July 12 2019

July 11 2019

July 10 2019

July 9 2019

July 8 2019

July 7 2019

July 6 2019

July 5 2019

July 4 2019