For some people living with lupus, swallowing difficulties are among the more challenging of these symptoms. Their swallowing problems are typically associated with systemic sclerosis, a connective tissue disorder that results in the development of thick, sclerotic skin. Systemic sclerosis is not just associated with lupus, but also with other inflammatory connective tissue disorders. These include rheumatoid arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, dermatomyositis, and po
Because May is National Stroke Awareness Month, it is especially important to learn how to recognize symptoms of dysphagia that can occur after a stroke, which include: Coughing while eating or drinking Food or drink going down the wrong way Food or drink left in the mouth after swallowing Taking a long time to swallow or finish a meal Not being able to chew properly A wet voice Drooling In addition to difficulty drinking, eating, swallowing, and controlling saliva, dysphagia
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a brain disorder in which there is progressive neurodegeneration leading to motor, cognitive, and psychiatric symptoms. Problems may develop in the following three areas: motor control (movement); cognition (thinking); and behavior often causing speech difficulties and swallowing problems.
Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort in swallowing) is a common symptom in HD. The automatic coordination of bringing food to the mouth, chewing, forming a bolu
Better Hearing & Speech Month is a time to spotlight swallowing disorders, called dysphagia, which are treated by speech-language pathologists. A person’s ability to eat and drink is critical to maintaining good health and promoting recovery from illness. Food is also a central part of many social experiences—contributing to an enjoyable and fulfilling life. Better Hearing & Speech Month is a time to spotlight swallowing disorders, called dysphagia, which are treated by speec