There are two main types of dysphagia.
Oropharyngeal dysphagia is caused by a stroke or neurological disease, which results in weakness of the tongue or throat muscles. The person has difficulty moving food and liquids past the throat, resulting in choking and coughing.
Esophageal dysphagia is caused by narrowing or obstruction of the esophagus. Solids get stuck after passing into the esophagus. This is the most common form of dysphagia and causes a feeling like something is stuck deep in the chest after swallowing.
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