The following are risk factors for dysphagia:

  • Aging. Due to natural aging and normal wear and tear on the esophagus and a greater risk of certain conditions, such as stroke or Parkinson's disease, older adults are at higher risk of swallowing difficulties.
  • Certain health conditions. People with certain neurological or nervous system disorders are more likely to experience difficulty swallowing.
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