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Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing Difficulties - Symptoms

  • Coughing during eating and drinking or shortly after eating / drinking
  • A wet / gurgly voice during or after eating
  • A tendency to hold food or drink in the mouth for prolonged periods of time
  • Difficulty eating hard, chewy or crumbly foods
  • Shortness of breath induced by eating or drinking
  • A long time taken to eat or drink - e.g. 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Loss of weight because of a prolonged eating time, poor appetite or avoidance of certain foods.
  • Recurrent chest infections or pneumonia requiring hospitalisation
  • Drooling of saliva or inability to swallow ones own secretions
  • Refusal to eat

Swallowing Difficulties - How to prevent?

Swallowing Difficulties - Causes and Risk Factors

Swallowing Difficulties - Preparing for surgery

Swallowing Difficulties - Post-surgery care

Swallowing Difficulties - Other Information

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