What Foods Cause Blood To Thicken?

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Hard to Swallow Part 2 - Understanding dysphagia and thickeners

My last post discussed the evaluation of dysphagia, aspiration, and the modified barium swallow examination. This post covers thickeners, which can be beneficial for a select group of people who have trouble swallowing.


When someone aspirates (breathes in) regular liquids, but their swallowing improves with thicker consistencies, their doctor will typically recommend thickening drinks to a consistency tolerated without aspirating. Thin liquids include drinks like water, milk, coffee, tea,...

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