Which factors can trigger dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Other factors, such as the following, can cause a predisposition to dysphagia or can aggravate the condition:

  • Poor dentition

  • Atrophy of the tongue and alveolar ridge

  • Diminished taste and smell sensitivity

  • Decreased muscle tone

  • Increased ligamentous laxity

  • Limited laryngeal elevation

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