Dysphagia is when you have difficulty swallowing. You may experience this if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Dysphagia may occur occasionally or on a more regular basis. The frequency depends on the severity of your reflux and your treatment.
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Dysphagia is a disorder that causes difficulty in swallowing and successfully moving food from the mouth to the stomach. For some, dysphagia causes pain and involuntary expulsion of food. For others, it is simply an inconvenience that manifests only occasionally.
Dysphagia can be frightening, but it isn’t always a chronic condition. Alert your doctor to any swallowing difficulties and other symptoms of GERD that you’re experiencing. Difficulty swallowing associated with GERD can be treated with prescription medications to reduce stomach acid.