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Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

Swallowing problems, or dysphagia, are caused by a number of problems and are quite prevalent in the elderly. Swallowing problems ...

Ways to Strengthen the Esophagus Muscle

The esophagus is the medical term for the swallowing tube, or tube that extends from the throat to the stomach. The esophagus is l...

Food Is Stuck in the Esophagus & Not Digesting

The esophagus is a hallow, distensible muscular tube 25 cm in length that runs from the pharynx to the stomach. Esophageal disorde...

Definition of a Pureed Diet

For people with chewing or swallowing difficulty, a pureed diet can prevent pneumonia and increase quality of life. Pureed is a sm...

The Pureed Dysphagia Diet

The pureed dysphagia diet is a specialized diet for people having difficulty swallowing or chewing. The ultimate goal is to achiev...

How to Treat Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder -- you may have trouble swallowing, or it may be too painful to swallow. In extreme cases, you ...

How to Get a Pill Unstuck From Your Throat

When you swallow a pill -- either prescription medication, an over-the-counter type or a vitamin formulation -- it can sometimes f...

Exercises for Epiglottic Inversion

A small flap of cartilage located in the throat, the epiglottis typically remains upright and allows air to pass freely into the l...

Diets for Patients With Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a condition characterized by difficulty chewing and swallowing and sometimes pain. People with dysphagia may be unabl...

Common Causes of Swallowing Problems

Swallowing is one of the most highly complex acts humans do on a daily basis. It is also a skill that is often taken for granted&#...
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