Dysphagia is a condition in which the individual has difficulty swallowing. Proper swallowing relies on a complex coordination involving more than 30 nerves and muscles. When even one of these elements fails to work properly, dysphagia can result. 

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • The four stages of swallowing…more complex than we realize!
  • Causes of dysphagia
  • Signs and symptoms of dysphagia (AKA: important things to watch for!)
  • Complications of dysphagia
  • Bedside swallow evaluations
  • Diagnostic tests for dysphagia
  • Modified diet textures
  • Safety around feeding and aspiration prevention

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