Swallowing difficulties, feeding
Hard to Swallow?
We swallow about
600 times a day (where else would all that saliva go!)
and only really think about it if we choke or, because of illness or disease, find
it difficult to swallow.
Besides directing food and fluids into the stomach, this reflexive action
our lungs from "foreign bodies," so it can be alarming when the
automatic movement is impaired. But there are tried and tested techniques and
which can make swallowing easier for people who have difficulty, from whatever
The first step is to understand what actually happens when we swallow...
Mayo Clinic for
diagnosis and treatment options.