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Section 3: What can be done to help?

Dysphagia: what can be done to help?



Can sometimes help to improve the muscles we use to swallow.


StrategiesStrategies / postures

Can sometimes be used to improve the safety of the swallow.


Thickening fluidsThickening fluids

Can sometimes make drinking safer.


DietAltering the texture of the diet

Can sometimes make eating safer.

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham