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Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)

Swallowing is a complicated reflex action that we usually take for granted. Difficulty swallowing, sometimes called dysphagia, may be caused by many things and can cause distress to some people living with a terminal illness.

It is important to tell your doctor if you have any difficulty swallowing and you may be referred to a speech therapist or dietician in your area.