A 48-year-old member asked:
i have trouble swallowing my food properly. it sometimes gets stuck in my throat and i have to drink water or i will choke. what could it be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
42 years experience Gastroenterology
"dysphagia" See MD: Describing "dysphagia"-needs to be evaluated by md; need tests of swallow/esoph.Can be due to muscular incoordination at level of throat or esophagus. Can be seen with a variety of neurologic issues, strokes, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis (or not); can be muscular esoph problems, diverticula (pocket), hernia, mass/tumor, narrowing, poor relaxation of . Lower esoph sphincter (opening to stomach).
Answered on Mar 29, 2016
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