Our Dysphagia Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Dysphagia
Definition of Dysphagia
Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia is due to abnormal nerve or muscle control. It is common, for example, after a stroke. Dysphagia can compromise nutrition and hydration and may lead to aspiration pneumonia and dehydration.
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