Swallowing

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 (breath...
Amy Thomas

Hard to swallow: Understanding Dysphagia

Difficulty swallowing, also called dysphagia, can occur in cancer patients for many reasons, particularly in those receiving chemotherapy and radiation for head and neck cancer. Conditions or treatments that damage the muscles and nerves that control ...
Amy Thomas