Dysphagia

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Dysphagia

Definition

Dysphagia difficulty with swallowing refers to problems with the transit of food or liquid from the mouth to the hypopharynx or through the esophagus. Additionally, Severe dysphagia can compromise nutrition, cause aspiration, also reduce quality of life.

Here are some synonyms for dysphagia, depending on the nuance you want to convey:

  • General difficulty swallowing:
    • Swallowing difficulty
    • Deglutition difficulty (deglutition is the medical term for swallowing)
  • Focus on pain:
    • Odynophagia (painful swallowing)
  • Informal:
    • Trouble swallowing

Important note: While "trouble swallowing" is a common way to describe dysphagia in everyday language, it’s best to use the more precise term "dysphagia" in a medical context.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dysphagia difficulty with swallowing refers to problems with the transit of food or liquid from the mouth to the hypopharynx or through the esophagus.

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  • Food or stomach acid backing up into the throat
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