Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.
- Difficulty and pain with swallowing, particularly when eating meat, bread, or raw vegetables.
- Pressure or burning in the chest.
- Indigestion or heartburn.
- Frequent choking on food.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Coughing or hoarseness.
What is an obstruction of the esophagus?
Esophageal obstruction, also known as 'steakhouse syndrome', is a type of medical emergency caused due to the obstruction of esophagus by ingested foreign body like pork, meat, etc. In medical terms, it is a condition which causes narrowing or blocking of the esophagus.
What causes food to get stuck in your esophagus?
A thin area of narrowing in the lower esophagus can intermittently cause difficulty swallowing solid foods. GERD. Damage to esophageal tissues from stomach acid backing up into your esophagus can lead to spasm or scarring and narrowing of your lower esophagus.