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Difficulty In Swallowing

It is a symptom where patient has a hard time ingesting solids or liquids he tries to eat or drink. In medical terms, it is called dysphagia. The reason may be simple to complex. The person may choke on his food often.

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I will help you understand the reports. Thank you.  Read Full »

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