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The Chest Cough
Swallowing Problems

The ability to swallow correctly is important. This is a complex and automatic process. Normally solid and liquid food pass into the esophagus avoiding the windpipe. Sometimes this process is interrupted and a person will experience choking or in mild or cases aspiration of food with frequent coughing. This disorder has many causes and is mainly found in the older age prevalent around meals and swallowing. Treatment is complicated and beyond the scope of this site. Please see Therapy for Neck and Chest Cough: Swallowing Problems".