What is Dysphagia

Dysphagia is one of the common complications following brain injuries including stroke. It is primarilyrelated to a decreasedoral sensation andcoordination of oral and pharyngeal muscles for swallowing.Subsequently, food and liquidcan enter the airway, which is known as aspiration.

Aspiration of food and liquidsposes a problem for the lungs. If it is not corrected, the aspirationcan cause pneumonia, aserious medicalcondition, which often can result indeathin elderly patients. Additional complications of untreated dysphagia are malnutrition, dehydration, and weight loss.

 

 

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The Family Guide (Facts about Aphasia and Stroke) has been published in Bengali and is available on request from Ratna Sagar Publishers, New Delhi.

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This association cannot offer any medical advice or assess any medical-neurological condition.

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