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Swallowing problems

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Introduction
Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties.
Causes of dysphagia
As swallowing is a complex process, there are many reasons why dysphagia can develop.
Diagnosing dysphagia
You should see your GP if you are having any difficulty swallowing.
Treating dysphagia
Many swallowing problems can be treated, although the treatment you receive will depend on the type of dysphagia you have.
Complications of dysphagia
The main complication of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is coughing and choking, which can lead to aspiration pneumonia.
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