Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)

Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing.
Signs and symptoms of dysphagia include difficulty controlling food in the mouth, delayed swallow reflex, gurgly or wet voice after swallowing and coughing after swallowing. Dysphagia may involve any or all the three stages of swallowing ie oral-preparatory phase, pharyngeal phase or esophageal phase. Conditions causing dysphagia are:
  • Surgery for oral and pharyngeal cancers
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, PSP, Alziemher’s Disease