What are 4 potential causes of dysphagia?
Causes of dysphagia
- a condition that affects the nervous system, such as a stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis or dementia.
- cancer – such as mouth cancer or oesophageal cancer.
- gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – where stomach acid leaks back up into the oesophagus.
What is the most common cause of dysphagia?
Acid reflux disease is the most common cause of dysphagia. People with acid reflux may have problems in the esophagus, such as an ulcer, a stricture (narrowing of the esophagus), or less likely a cancer causing difficulty swallowing.
What are 4 complications of dysphagia?
The most common complications of dysphagia are aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and dehydration; other possible complications, such as intellectual and body development deficit in children with dysphagia, or emotional impairment and social restriction have not been studied thoroughly.
Does dysphagia ever go away?
Many cases of dysphagia can be improved with treatment, but a cure isn’t always possible. Treatments for dysphagia include: speech and language therapy to learn new swallowing techniques. changing the consistency of food and liquids to make them safer to swallow.
How can Hormel Health Labs help with dysphagia?
At Hormel Health Labs, we work tirelessly to improve the eating experience for those with swallowing problems. That’s why we’ve become a leader* among those helping people with dysphagia, and we are here to help however we can. We are proud to be a platinum supporter of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI).
What is dysphagia?
Dysphagia is the medical term for all types of swallowing disorders. Though dysphagia affects millions of people, many haven’t heard of it, and aren’t aware of how large an impact swallowing difficulties can have on someone’s life. This hidden burden can turn the pleasure of eating into a fearful and embarrassing chore.
What products are available for people with dysphagia?
*We are the only provider of a full range of products for those with dysphagia, including foods, thickeners, thickened beverages and thickened dairy products.
What is the mission of Hormel Health Labs?
About Hormel Health Labs We are passionate about improving people’s lives through better food and nutrition. Our mission is clear–to provide great-tasting, affordable and convenient nutrition. Whether you are a major healthcare center, a special care facility, a caregiver or an individual, we are here to help with your dietary needs.