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DefinitionDysphagia means swallowing difficulties, and usually caused by nerve or muscle problems.

Reversible or irreversible?Dysphagia is a curable condition, through Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) treatment.

What Causes Dysphagia?-Any condition that weakens or damages the muscles and nerves used for swallowing may cause dysphagia.-Stroke or head injury may affect the coordination of the swallowing muscles or limit sensation in the mouth and throat.-An infection can cause narrowing of the esophagus.-Swallowing problems may caused by cancer of the head, neck, or esophagus.


Foods to avoid-Nuts, seeds-chewy-Dry-Tough

Symptoms-Difficulty swallowing-Decreasing voice quality-Recurring chest infections-Difficulty completing a meal-Soft diet or modified diet required -Spilling food or liquid from lips and/or drooling

Possible meal optionBreakfast- broccoli cheese soupLunch- mashed potatoes with gravyDinner- Chicken congee

DysphagiaMale 11.76%Female 88.24%


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