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Introduction to Dysphagia: A Throat and Esophageal Disorder With Many Underlying Causes

Swallowing is a complex biological action that comprises more than 31 muscles and five cranial nerves1 all working together to facilitate nutrition. Its two main goals are to push food from the mouth into the stomach and to protect airways from foreign objects.2 The Process Model of Feeding was created to help people understand how… Read More »

5 Causes and Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? In order to understand what GERD means one should be clear with the terminology separately. Gastroesophageal means esophagus and stomach whereas reflux means return or flow back. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is nothing but a digestive disorder which affects your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). LES is a ring made up… Read More »