We've all struggled to swallow our food at one time or another – typically because we ate too fast, gulped down too much food at once, or didn't thoroughly chew our food. It's usually not a big deal.
But if you feel food gets stuck in your throat when you swallow more than usual, it's possibly a cause for concern. You could be experiencing dysphagia, a condition in itself, or a symptom of a larger medical condition.
If you suspect you might have dysphagia, learn the types, risk factors, and causes. Treatments can help you manage the condition, but be aware of dysphagia's symptoms, so you seek treatment as soon as you can. The everyday business of swallowing is a surprisingly complex feat, one we want you to do with ease.