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Swallowing Disorders Information Page

Swallowing disorders (dysphagias) involve difficulty in passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Changing the diet by adding thickeners helps many people, as does learning different ways to eat and chew that reduce the risk of choking.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS