Schatzki Ring is a common condition in the esophagus that narrows a tissue described as smooth, and that has a non-cancerous or benign cause. It can cause difficulty in swallowing. The exact cause still isn’t determined, but doctors believe that it is caused by long term damage from reflux or stomach acid. 15% may experience a schatzki ring, but not all patients show signs of dysphagia. In some cases, patients’ symptoms may be gone after a while, but some may have difficulty when eating food that is left in chunks because they have to induce regurgitations before eating. Some schatzki ring patients may not experience any symptoms and not even know of their existence.