Signs of dysphagia include a cough during or shortly after eating or drinking. Some people feel food, liquids, or pills stick in the throat. Additionally, they may find it requires more effort to chew and move food from the mouth into the upper throat, or vomit and be unable to keep food or drink down. In some cases, a person's voice changes after eating, and breathing becomes difficult after meals. People with dysphagia may also experience pain when swallowing.
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