I have been having an issue with difficulty swallowing for
Given the list of possibilities below...
Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.
Difficulty in swallowing can be due to various causes .. like some pathological conditions or few simple life style habits.
- Personal habits of eating very big bites hurriedly/inadequate chewing,dry mouth,swallowing pills.....it is also difficult while talking,laughing or lying down position
chronic smoking,eating very hot food can cause the symptom.
-Acid reflux disease (GERD) ...causing esophagitis,epiglottis inflammation over a long time can cause it.
Pressure symptoms due to goiter/thyroid nodule can cause it.
-Inflammation of epiglottis by bacteria or viruses...having pain,inflammation &fever... can result in weak movements of epiglottis.
-nurogenic causes like diabetes,herpes infection involving nerves,brain stroke affecting nerve supply to epiglottis or Parkinson's disease may cause it.
-old age , throat or esophageal cancer may affect epiglottis.
The cause needs to be found by investigations &expert opinion ... so of the difficulty in swallowing persists for few weeks... one should seek expert opinion.
I hope that answers your query. A y follow up query is welcome.