Cheshire Gut and Liver Clinic

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Difficulty in Swallowing

Difficulty in swallowing can be serious. Someone who cannot swallow well may not be able to eat enough of the right foods to stay healthy or maintain an ideal weight. Sometimes, when foods or liquids enter the windpipe of a person who has difficulty in swallowing, coughing or throat clearing cannot remove it. Food or liquid that stays in the windpipe may enter the lungs and create a chance for harmful bacteria to grow. A serious infection (aspiration pneumonia) can result.

The oesophagus (gullet) may be too narrow, causing food to stick. This food may prevent other food or even liquids from entering the stomach.

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Loss of Appetite

Passing Blood from the Back Passage

Abdominal Pain

Hiatus Hernia 

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