Thick-It, IDDSI Improving Lives of Those with Swallowing Difficulties

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Introducing Dysphagia Patients to the Dietary Basics
For years, a movement toward dietary standardization as related to dysphagia patients has stimulated considerable interest and discussion among health care providers, dietitians and speech language pathologists (SLPs). The comprehensive nature and intrinsic implications of this topic have created a wealth of suggestions and opinions from experts in the field, all with the ultimate goal of helping to effectively determine standardized dietary options that can then be further customized for each dysphagia patient.

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6 Facts About Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
The swallowing complications of a dysphagia diagnosis are typically pinpointed within two types of anatomical occurrences: oropharyngeal (“high dysphagia”), relating to a neurological problem in the mouth and/or throat; or esophageal (“low dysphagia”), relating to a physical problem in the esophagus, often aggravated by a blockage or irritation.1

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Categories - Disease States, Dysphagia Treatment, Professionals Blog, Research