Another term for swallowing difficulties is called dysphasia. dysphasia can be a symptom associated with reflux. For patients suffering with acid reflux this can cause inflammation of the oesophagus (Oesophagitis). Oesophagitis Is associated with motility problems in the oesophageal muscle or it can cause scarring and narrowing. it is worth noting that there can be serious causes of dysphasia including cancer. Patients who start to experience dysphasia should always be assessed by a doctor as soon as possible.