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Understanding the Basics of Dysphagia Nutrition
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a disorder that may be caused by stroke, neurological disease, dementia, or other factors. It poses the danger of aspiration and choking, while also increasing the likelihood of dehydration and malnutrition over time.

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7 Things For Caregivers To Understand About Dysphagia Patients
If a loved one or friend has been diagnosed with dysphagia, you probably feel concerned, empathetic, and maybe even confused. When you are taking on the caregiver role for a person diagnosed with a swallowing disorder, you may also feel overwhelmed. Understanding the causes of this disorder, as well as the necessary care precautions, and even the emotional aspects involved, will help to making caring for your friend or loved one an easier and more productive experience.

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Xanthan Gum: What is it, and why does it matter for those with dysphagia?
For years, starch has been used to thicken beverages for patients with dysphagia. While starch-based thickeners serve an important role and are readily available to most people, more recently, xanthan gum-based thickeners have entered the market. They deliver many important attributes that help improve quality of life for people with dysphagia.

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