I had swallowing problems, I didn't have trouble with food, but with swallowing pills. I've been diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus and somewhere in my research I read swallowing issues mean you have GERD. I've been taking Dr. Gundry's Lectin Shield, Total Restore and eating a GERD diet. In the morning I have a bowl of rice cereal, fruit and a small bit of cheese. At dinner I have just a piece of meat and vegetables. I never eat fried foods, drink coffee or spicy food. After 2 years on the diet and meds I can swallow easily. Good luck to you. Remember no fried foods!