About Swallowing Difficulties in Neurological Disorders
Having trouble (dysphagia) is a symptom that accompanies a number of disorders. The problem can occur at any stage of the normal swallowing process as food and liquid move from the , down the back of the , through the and into the .
Difficulties can range from a total inability to swallow, to or choking because the food or liquid is entering the , which is referred to as aspiration. When aspiration is frequent a person can be at risk of developing . Food may get “stuck” in the or individuals may drool because they cannot swallow their .
conditions that can cause difficulties are: