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Could I have trouble swallowing because I have gained weight?

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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Not likely

Difficulty swallowing along with weight gain seems coincidental.
The only mechanism i can think of that would cause this would be worsening of underlying reflux caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure from a larger belly (reflux may be worse in overweight individuals, and reflux may cause swallowing difficulty).

In brief: Not likely

Difficulty swallowing along with weight gain seems coincidental.
The only mechanism i can think of that would cause this would be worsening of underlying reflux caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure from a larger belly (reflux may be worse in overweight individuals, and reflux may cause swallowing difficulty).
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