Swallowing

Problems with swallowing (also called dysphagia), can occur throughout life. They are caused by many different medical conditions.

Common symptoms include:

  • Coughing or choking on foods or liquids
  • Drooling
  • Weight loss
  • Wet or gurgly voice after eating/drinking
  • Pneumonia

Not all people are aware of their swallowing problems.

A Team of health professionals can help people with swallowing problems:

  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Dietician
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapist