Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)
Swallowing disorders can happen after surgery or due to brain damage. Symptoms can occur in the oral, pharyngeal, or esophageal stages of the swallowing process. Many problems can result from a swallowing problem, such as reduced nutrition or hydration, less enjoyment eating or drinking socially, or risk of food or liquid entering the airway.
Please see your doctor and have a radiographic or videofluoroscopic assessment performed prior to seeing your Speech Pathologist for your first therapy appointment.