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Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing) Topic Guide

Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing) Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing): Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) has many causes. Dysphagia can be caused by diseases of the brain, diseases or conditions that affect muscle function, diseases of the esophagus, or obstructions of the upper digestive tract and esophagus. Symptoms of dysphagia generally is a mild to severe form of difficulty swallowing. Treatment of dysphagia depends on the cause.

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