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Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
Difficulty swallowing is also called dysphagia. It is usually a sign of a problem with your throat or esophagus ?the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to your stomach. Although dysphagia can happen to anyone, it...

Stroke Recovery: Coping With Eating Problems
It is common to have trouble swallowing, also called dysphagia, after a stroke. You may not be able to feel food on one or both sides of your mouth. You may also have problems chewing or producing enough saliva. Or you may have other conditions that make eating difficult and increase your risk of choking or breathing in...

Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) Series
Discusses test that uses X-rays to find problems in the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Covers why and how it is done. Offers tips on preparing for the test. Covers risks. Looks at results and at what could affect the test.

Facial Injuries
At one time or another, everyone has had a minor facial injury that caused pain, swelling, or bruising. Home treatment is usually all that is needed for mild bumps or bruises. Causes of facial injuries Facial injuries most commonly occur during: Sports or recreational activities, such as ice hockey, basketball...

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