People who have Dysphagia are sometimes unaware of it. I did not realise I had it until the rehabilitation specialist asked me a few questions and I realised I was drinking with meals, eating more sauces and moist meals which I had not done before. So I have mild Dysphagia which occassionally causes coughing and choking.
Some signs and symptoms of Dysphagia include difficulty controlling food in the mouth, inability to control food or saliva in the mouth, difficulty initiating a swallow, coughing, choking and a husky voice.
Dysphagia has many causes and is seen in many diseases and often seen in myositis.
Who can help you if you have Dysphagia?
A Speech therapist.
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