Choking on liquids diagnosis. In some cases, a long, thin scope can be used to remove an object that is stuck in your esophagus. Differentiating symptoms of dysphagia. Anatomy and physiology of feeding and swallowing - normal and abnormal. Read the full article. NHS Anticholinergics, alpha adrenergic blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme ACE inhibitors and many short- and long-acting antihistamines can cause xerostomia. Peripheral neuropathy. This is often mild when it starts, and then gets worse over time as the opening inside the esophagus gets smaller. Lembo AJ. Subscribe Your privacy is important to us. Dysphagia is initially diagnosed by a careful history and neurologic examination of the tongue and swallowing muscles. A videofluoroscopy usually takes about 30 minutes.