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Mouth and Throat  
Dry Mouth and Throat

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Definition  

Dysphagia happens when there are problems with the swallowing process. Oropharyngeal dysphagia occurs when there are problems with the swallowing process that happen in the mouth and the pharynx. The pharynx is the part of the throat behind the mouth

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Causes  

Oropharyngeal dysphagia may be caused by:

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Risk Factors  

Risk factors include:

  • Having a neurological condition
  • Increased age
  • Being born prematurely
  • Cancer
  • Cancer treatment
  • Throat and neck infections
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