Dysphagia is the difficulty in swallowing that leads to more time and effort in moving food or liquids from an individual’s mouth to stomach. The causes and severity of dysphagia vary greatly, and it may be associated with pain. Treatment depends on the cause, but persistent dysphagia can indicate a serious medical condition that requires serious treatment. Dysphagia can occur at any age, but most commonly occurs in adulthood.
Organizations exist to provide support and resources to individuals experiencing dysphagia in their lives.