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Do You Have Difficulties Swallowing? | Infirmary Therapy Services

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  • Written By: Amanda Akey

Have you ever been eating and swallow something the wrong way? Have you thought about what that meant?

Swallowing something wrong could mean that the food could be sticking in your throat. Or it could mean that the substance has gone into the lung. As we age, swallowing difficulties, also known as Dysphagia, can become more common.
Signs of dysphagia can include:

  • Choking on food or drink
  • Coughing during or after swallowing
  • Excessive drooling
  • A weak voice
  • Food sticking in your throat
  • Difficulty chewing or moving food to the back of your mouth.

If you have one or more of these difficulties, consult your physician about seeing a speech therapist with Infirmary Therapy Services. Infirmary Therapy Service's speech therapy program can help by evaluating a patient's swallowing mechanics and develop a customized treatment plan.

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