Symptoms of Dysphagia

  • You may feel that there is food “stuck in the throat”
  • You may have unintentional weight loss of 10 percent or more or unsatisfactory weight gain (if you are still growing)
  • Your meal times may be prolonged (taking longer than 30 minutes) and/or mealtimes accompanied by fatigue, drooling, coughing or choking
  • An unexplained decline in pulmonary function or a fever of unknown origin may be signs of aspiration pneumonia or pneumonia caused by fluid going down into the lungs