Dysphagia

Dysphagia is known as difficulty swallowing food, liquids or saliva. Dysphagia is typically a persistent issue, as opposed to only occasional difficulty swallowing, and is most commonly seen in older adults.

Dysphagia occurs when it takes more time and effort for the tongue and cheek muscles to move food, liquid or saliva through the throat and esophagus. There can be many causes for dysphagia such as any condition that significantly weakens the muscles involved in swallowing. Treatment options vary. Typically, a gastroenterologist will begin with a test to identify any issues with the swallowing process and create a treatment plan at that time. If you are experiencing persistent swallowing issues, contact RMG to schedule an appointment.

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