Dysphagia


Feeding difficulties or dysphagia. Dysphagia refers to the inability to swallow or difficulty eating as a result of disruption in the swallowing process.

throat-anatomy

  • Signs of Dysphagia may include

1. Difficulty chewing and initiating swallow
2. Difficulty swallowing
3. Gurgling sounds
4. Frequent coughing after swallow
6. Aspiration
5. Gagging
6. Inability to swallow various consistencies
7. Anterior loss
8. Reflux
9. Nasal regurgitation
10.   Oral motor weakness
11.   Frequent pneumonia
12.    Unexplained weight loss
Aspiration is the passage of food or liquid through the trachea (instead of the esophagus) and into the lungs.


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