Dysphagia Symptoms:

Occasional difficulty when swallowing is not necessarily a cause for concern. However, persistent dysphagia can lead to malnourishment and severe health conditions if left untreated. You should consider consulting your practitioner if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Pain while swallowing
  • Choking
  • Chest pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight loss
  • Coughing while swallowing

Dysphagia Risk Factors:

Dysphagia is often a symptom of another underlying health condition, including:
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Head neck or throat cancer
  • Scleroderma
  • ALS
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Esophageal Stricture

Dysphagia Disease Treatment 

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Enteral Nutrition Therapy

Malnutrition is a dangerous side effect of dysphagia that can lead to other severe medical problems. Enteral therapy is a useful option if your diet has been disrupted by swallowing difficulties. We offer a full medical nutritional support program designed together with you and your practitioner. Our enteral therapeutics include various nutrition products and a wide range of feeding tube supplies and equipment suited to your needs.

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