Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)


What was the underlying cause of your dysphagia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: KKH369, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I have a severe esophageal stricture from acid reflux that is causing extreme dysphagia. It's to the point where swallowing anything is quite difficult. Unfortunately, I have no money and no insurance to have the surgery. So I guess eventually, it will completely close, I won't be able to eat at all, and I will die. Must be nice to have money.

Comment from: Betty, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I was not told what caused dysphagia, but because of my advanced age, it is possible some past radiation or chemotherapy had something to do with it. I now take a thyroid pill once a day.

Comment from: Marti, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

My dysphagia is caused by multiple sclerosis, my neurologist thinks. I just had a feeding tube inserted last September because I was not able to eat enough food safely to keep my body weight.

Comment from: David b, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 28

I had 35 radiation treatments and lost my taste buds. I did exercise and used mouth supplements, but no relief from dysphagia.

Comment from: Dorsets21, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

My dysphagia problem is with potatoes and rice when hot. I bring my food up after a mouthful of food but if I eat standing up I don’t get the problem. I also live at 9000 ft and am thinking this could be making it worse.


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