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  • Jennifer Rackley
    Health Guide
    April 07, 2009
    Jennifer Rackley
    Health Guide
    April 07, 2009

    Sounds like it could be GERD to me as well.  I have dealt with GERD and also have the issue of swallowing difficulties at times.  In fact, last night had issues getting a medicine tablet all the way down, UGH!!  One of my daughter's has swallowing issues as well.  Her swallowing issues were caused by esophagitis due to poorly controlled GERD.  The swelling from her esophagitis made it hard for her to swallow.  She even choked on liquids. 

     

    GERD can also cause narrowing or strictures that can make it difficult to swallow.  If you have a history of food allergies be sure to mention that to your doctor as well.  Sometimes eosinophillic esophagitis can also cause swallowing issues. 

     

    I hope your doctor will be able to get you on a treatment plan to help you feel better asap!


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