Most episodes are brief and do not cause bothersome symptoms or causing hoarseness or even be inhaled into the lungs (called aspiration).
Dysphagia is more common in older adults. Stroke is a very common cause of both dysphagia and aspiration. About 50% of people who have had a stroke also .
Achalasia can also cause frequent hiccupping and difficulty belching. People with a dilated esophagus may aspirate, or inhale, food and liquids instead of.