Swallowing problems consist of any problem in which the normal movements associated with swallowing do not occur.
Normal swallowing of food and liquid requires coordination of a large number of muscles in the mouth, throat (pharynx) and esophagus (the tube that leads from the pharynx into the stomach).
As food is placed in the mouth, we close our lips to prevent
My last post discussed the evaluation of dysphagia, aspiration, and the modified barium swallow examination. This post covers thickeners,... Read more »
Cookies were often the treat that Mom and I would share when I would go to the nursing home. You could see Mom’s eyes light up when I... Read more »