Swallowing

What are swallowing disorders?

A swallowing disorder, also known as dysphagia, is difficulty moving food from the mouth to the stomach. Difficulties may be observed in only one area, such as the mouth, or multiple areas, such as the mouth, throat and esophagus. Children and adults may develop problems with swallowing due to a variety of medical disorders, such as a stroke, brain injury and neurodegenerative disease.