Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties.
Patients with dysphagia have difficulty moving the food from the mouth to the stomach. The swallowing process is usually prolonged, may be accompanied with pain, and in severe cases, the patients cannot swallow at all.
The specific symptoms are:
- Must swallow food for The need to swallow for several times in order to swallow successfully
- Cough caused by choking, or even wake up in the middle of the night due to coughing
- Cough, or even wake up in the middle of the night;
- Food remains in the mouth, causing odours
- Drooling due to weakening muscle control in the mouth
- Weight loss and dehydration
- May cause pneumonia due to a long-term cough