Dysphagia is a difficulty in swallowing, either solids or liquids when there is a problem with the neural control of the swallowing process. Screening assessments for dysphagia are essential as the severity progresses to the determine if there is a danger of aspiration or before malnutrition occurs from an insufficient caloric intake.

Signs of Dysphagia include trouble chewing food, solids or liquids accidentally entering into your airway, choking, aspiration pneumonia, a feeling your food is stuck in your throat, regurgitation, and reflux.

For an in-depth look at the concerns dysphagia presents for superficial siderosis patients please read our article ”The Danger Of Dysphagia”.

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