8 doctors weighed in:

If someone has dysphagia but eats enough, will there be any long-term complications?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Dysphagia is a symptom. If it is causing weight loss.
.. It becomes a "red flag symptom." if you have dysphagia, though, it should be checked. You can start with your local ent.

In brief: No

Dysphagia is a symptom. If it is causing weight loss.
.. It becomes a "red flag symptom." if you have dysphagia, though, it should be checked. You can start with your local ent.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Steven Saunders
Seeing your nternist and or gastroenterologist is also a good start in the evaluation of this potentially serious symptom.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends

Patients with dysphagia can have aspiration when food or liquids go into the windpipe (trachea) instead of the esophagus.
If aspiration is not present, and the person is eating enough calories in spite of the swallowing problems there should be no long term problems.

In brief: Depends

Patients with dysphagia can have aspiration when food or liquids go into the windpipe (trachea) instead of the esophagus.
If aspiration is not present, and the person is eating enough calories in spite of the swallowing problems there should be no long term problems.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Thank
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Depends

Dysphagia risks is aspiration pneumonia & if nutrition can be maintained with adequate intake it helps but does not prevent the aspiration or reverse the condition.

In brief: Depends

Dysphagia risks is aspiration pneumonia & if nutrition can be maintained with adequate intake it helps but does not prevent the aspiration or reverse the condition.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors