Treatment of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) will vary depending on the causes and type of dysphagia. If you think you may have symptoms of dysphagia, you should contact your GP and ask for an initial assessment, where you will be referred to a Speech and Language Therapist, who are experts in diagnosing and treating dysphagia.
There are two types of dysphagia:
• Oropharyngeal or high dysphagia – this is generally as a result of a problem with the mouth or throat
• Oesophageal or low dysphagia – this is generally as a result of a problem with the oesophagus which is the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach
Once you have been diagnosed you will be given a treatment plan based on the type of dysphagia you have and the underlying condition.
Being diagnosed with dysphagia can be overwhelming especially when dealing with a primary condition. Our range of Softer Foods are here to help with mealtimes, making sure meal preparation is quick, easy and most importantly safe.
You can find out more about treating dysphagia from the NHS website.
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