The scope of this page is swallowing disorders in adults (18+). See the Dysphagia evidence map for summaries of the available research on this topic.
A swallowing disorder is also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh). Swallowing happens in three stages, or phases. You can have a problem in one or more of these.
Dysphagia can occur at any age, but it's more common in older adults. The causes of swallowing problems vary, and treatment depends on the cause.
Dysphagia refers to a difficulty in swallowing. Many problems can arise in What is dysphagia? Dysphagia is more common in older adults.
Dysphagia is an alarm symptom that warrants prompt evaluation to define the exact cause and initiate appropriate therapy. It may be due to a.