Do you have trouble swallowing your prescription pills? If so, you're not alone. Research shows that a whopping 40% of adults find it difficult to swallow a pill despite having no medical condition affecting their ability to swallow other substances.
Generally, the issue isn't physical at all, but mental. From a young age, you're taught that swallowing unchewed food can cause you to choke. Trying to swallow an unchewable pill goes against that ingrained knowledge, which can make your oesophagus tighten instinctively during the process.