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If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot swallow at all. Others may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods, or saliva. This makes it hard to eat. Often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish your body.

Anyone can have a swallowing disorder, but it is more likely in the elderly. It often happens because of other conditions, including

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  1. Swallowing Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot swallow at all. Others may have trouble swallowing liquids, ...
  2. Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Children (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)  
    Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Children What are feeding and swallowing disorders ? What are some signs or symptoms of feeding and swallowing disorders in ...
  3. Dysphagia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)  
    Home Health Info Voice, Speech and Language Dysphagia Dysphagia On this page: What is dysphagia? How do ... I find additional information about dysphagia? What is dysphagia? People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing and may ...
  4. Swallowing Disorders From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Swallowing Disorders Information Page Synonym(s): Dysphagia Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What are Swallowing Disorders? Is ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What are Swallowing Disorders? Having trouble swallowing (dysphagia) is a symptom that ...
  5. Difficulty Swallowing After Stroke (Dysphagia) (American Stroke Association)  
    Difficulty Swallowing After Stroke (Dysphagia) Updated:May 27,2014 Excerpted and adapted from "Swallowing Disorders After a Stroke," Stroke Connection Magazine July/August 2003 (Last ...
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Deglutition Disorders From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  7. Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  8. Swallowing Trouble (American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery)  
    ... without conscious input. What are the symptoms of swallowing disorders? Symptoms of swallowing disorders may include: drooling a ... sucked into the lungs voice change How are swallowing disorders diagnosed? When dysphagia is persistent and the cause ...
  9. Dysphagia; Impaired swallowing; Choking - food; Globus hystericus
  10. Paterson-Kelly syndrome; Sideropenic dysphagia; Esophageal web
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