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5 Things You Need to Know About Difficulty Swallowing

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5 Things You Need to Know About Difficulty Swallowing
There are a few reasons you may have difficulty swallowing. Photo Credit skynesher/E+/Getty Images

Getting food stuck and having difficulty swallowing can be a frightening circumstance. The nerves that supply the esophagus (the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach) are the same nerves that supply the heart. Consequently, the brain reacts with a great deal of attention, releasing lots of adrenaline. Alarms go off. For all the brain knows, you're having a heart attack.

Getting food stuck and having difficulty swallowing can be a frightening circumstance. The nerves that supply the esophagus (the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach) are the same nerves that supply the heart. Consequently, the brain reacts with a great deal of attention, releasing lots of adrenaline. Alarms go off. For all the brain knows, you're having a heart attack.

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