Difficulty swallowing
Difficulty swallowing

Also known as dysphagia, it describes difficulty or complete inability to swallow food from the esophagus to the stomach. The most frequent cause of this condition is the inflammation of the esophagus due to the return of acid from the stomach. Other causes of dysphagia include stenosis and tumors. Dysphagia is resolved according to its specific origin, and can include medical treatment, esophageal dilation, or placement of stent or prothesis via endoscopy.