June 28, 2013 12:18 PM

Trouble swallowing can lead to serious medical problems

The deceptively simple task of swallowing is actually a complicated undertaking that requires the coordination of more than 50 pairs of muscles and many nerves. People usually swallow hundreds of times a day while eating, drinking and ingesting saliva and mucus normally produced by the body.

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