dysphagia

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condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

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The dangers of not identifying difficulty in swallowing in patients who have had a stroke can include the entry of materials into the lungs which can cause pneumonia and even death.
Symptoms of stomach cancer include indigestion, acidity and burping, feeling full, pain, nausea or vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, loss of appetite or weight loss.
Dysphagia, difficulty in swallowing, used to be treated with a fluoroscopic scan and speech exercises.
The resultant disruption of valvular function of the sort palate leads to disturbed speech, characterized by hypernasality, and difficulty in swallowing as a result of nasal regurgitation.
During the night, he had great difficulty in swallowing and breathing; he felt as if he were going to choke.
A DIFFICULTY in swallowing which persists for more than a few days should be properly looked into.