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Section 1: Dysphagia symptoms

Dysphagia symptoms:

  • Takes a long time to chew
  • Food gets stuck in your throat
  • changes in voice, including nasal or 'wet' speech
  • Difficulty chewing or controlling food in the mouth
  • Coughing or choking when swallowing
  • Changes in eating habits - e.g. eating slowly, or avoiding meals altogether
  • Significant, unintended weight loss
  • Recurrent chest infections or pneumonia
  • Food in the nose
  • General weakness, a noticeable change in mental status, and the overall effects of losing strength

 

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'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital