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Dysphagia

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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Diets for Patients With Dysphagia

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