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What causes gagging and swallowing problem? 7 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Goiter

Your thyroid is a gland found in your neck just below your Adam's apple. It secretes hormones that help regulate bodily functions, including metabolism, the process that turns food into energy. It also regulates hear...

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2

Types of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux symptoms are caused when stomach contents flow up from the stomach back into the esophagus, causing symptoms like heartburn, stomach pain, and burping.

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3

Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal cancer is a type of throat cancer that affects the larynx.

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4

Stroke Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care. Learn about the signs of a stroke and what to do.

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5

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It causes loss of control of voluntary muscles.

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6

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine cancer. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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7

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer occurs when a malignant (cancerous) tumor forms in the lining of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube responsible for moving food from the throat to the stomach. As the cancer grows, it can affec...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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