Difficulty Swallowing

Also known as dysphagia, "difficulty swallowing" is generally a sign of problems with either your throat or esophagus. Dysphagia is more common in babies, the elderly, and individuals with brain or nervous system disorders, but can affect others as well. Your doctor will perform a detail examination of the throat in order to help identify the cause of your symptoms. This may require the use of fiberoptic telescope, a procedure called flexible laryngoscopy.