Harvard Health Columns
Dysphagia -- Medical Speak for Trouble Swallowing
Imagine you've just seen your doctor because you're having trouble swallowing. Sometimes, food seems to get stuck going down or it hurts. Your doctor listens to the details carefully and then tells you what he thinks. "I'm not sure yet why you have dysphagia. But we can usually figure it out, so I'm going to order a couple of tests."