Dysphagia

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This is interesting topic, you might need to practice tongue strengthening exercises if you have trouble swallowing. This is a medical condition called dysphagia. Dysphagia can lead to aspiration. This is when food or other material accidentally enters the airways or lungs. This is serious, because it can lead to pneumonia and other problems. Dysphagia requires prompt diagnosis and treatment.

As part of the treatment plan, your doctor may prescribe swallowing exercises, such as tongue strengthening exercises. This may be in addition to other treatments such as dietary changes, changes in eating position, medicines, or surgery. Over time, these exercises can strengthen your swallowing muscles. This may improve your swallowing and prevent aspiration. Here’s some exercise you can try: chin dip, suck and swallow, swallowing exercise with held breath, jaw thrust.

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