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Dysphagia (Swallowing Problems) (cont.)

Dysphagia Treatment

The treatment of dysphagia can involve both medical and surgical procedures, and depends upon the underlying condition or reason for the dysphagia. For example, treatment may be directed at an underlying condition such as cancer or stricture due to GERD. Treatment goals are to improve swallowing, to reduce the risk of aspiration, and/or to improve the nutritional status of the affected individual.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014

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