Unique Skill ID: ES6D237547862A024DDC

Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia, is a condition where a person has difficulty in swallowing food or liquids. This can lead to serious health problems such as malnutrition, dehydration, and pneumonia. Treating swallowing disorders involves a specialized skill set, and may include non-invasive strategies such as dietary modifications and swallowing exercises, as well as more advanced techniques such as feeding tubes and surgeries. Speech therapists, gastroenterologists, and otolaryngologists are among the medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating swallowing disorders.

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