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What Is Dysphagia?

What Is Dysphagia?

What is Dysphagia? Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe swallowing problems. It is caused by any medical condition which affects the structure, strength and co-ordination of chewing and swallowing muscles. This might be due to stroke, Parkinson’s disease,...
Dysphagia – The Importance of Hydration

Dysphagia – The Importance of Hydration

Water intake is often a secondary consideration in dysphagia management. Water makes up 75% of the volume of the body. The NHS advises that where appropriate, patients should be drinking 2.5 litres of water per day. Many older people and those with dysphagia do not...
Dysphagia – Diagnosis and Treatment

Dysphagia – Diagnosis and Treatment

Each medical condition that causes dysphagia can affect different phases of the swallow. Treatment advice may vary, according to the part of the swallow which is affected. It is important to visit your medical practitioner if you are having di culty with any part of...

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