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does dysphagia run in the family?

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Dr. Glenn Kaye
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perhaps...: Dysphagia is a general term referring to swallowing disorders. There are certain familial conditions which can be associated with swallowing disorders.
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
Dr. Brett Scotch
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
In Some Cases: There are a multitude of complex conditions that may cause dysphagia. A direct family history may put an individual at increased risk for some of these conditions.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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