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Safe Swallowing

What is dysphagia?

People with dysphagia have difficulty with swallowing. Dysphagia can affect the ability to eat, resulting in poor nutrition, dehydration and a risk of aspiration. Symptoms include food sticking in the throat, coughing, choking, and nasal or oral regurgitation.

The following video looks at the signs of dysphagia and how the condition is managed. It was produced by North Coast Medicare Local in association with Speech Pathology Australia.