The inability to swallow, or the presence of pain while swallowing, could indicate a swallowing disorder, also known as dysphagia. This makes it hard to eat and consequently, could affect the healthy intake of calories and fluids to the body.
Are there other symptoms of swallowing disorders?
Weight loss or dehydration is a common and direct result of swallowing disorders. Some patients also present with coughing during or right after eating or drinking, regurgitation after eating or drinking, and recurring pneumonia or chest congestion after eating.
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