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How common is dysphagia?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Dysphasia.

Dysphagia is reported to occur in 8% to 10% of the general population over the age of 50 years.
[1] however, rates as high as 30% to 40% may be found in patients residing in homes for the aged. [2] [3] dysphagia can be caused by functional or structural abnormalities of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, or gastric cardias.

In brief: Dysphasia.

Dysphagia is reported to occur in 8% to 10% of the general population over the age of 50 years.
[1] however, rates as high as 30% to 40% may be found in patients residing in homes for the aged. [2] [3] dysphagia can be caused by functional or structural abnormalities of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, or gastric cardias.
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Becoming common

Dysphagia is "difficult to swallow" reasons can be anatomic or related to enlarged thyroid but these days is commonly associated with reflux.
Reflux is more common with heavy intake of caffeine, alcohol, acid or tomato based foods.

In brief: Becoming common

Dysphagia is "difficult to swallow" reasons can be anatomic or related to enlarged thyroid but these days is commonly associated with reflux.
Reflux is more common with heavy intake of caffeine, alcohol, acid or tomato based foods.
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