What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing. This is when there is a problem with the neural control or the structures involved in any part of the swallowing process. Weak tongue or cheek muscles may make it hard to move food around in the mouth for chewing.

Many people need to be on a diet for different reasons – some may be due to medical necessity. Dysphagia is a condition that mainly affects children and older people.

With the help of a dietitian, and understanding what foods one can eat, and how it should be eaten, those with dysphagia can begin to eat and drink with ease when they are dieting properly.