Do you have trouble swallowing?
August 15, 2017 10:27pm CST
Difficulty in swallowing is mostly seen among seniors and this is a serious issue that needs handling. If the food or liquid gets into the larynx instead of the esophagus choking is what one will experience. I was interested in this as my neighbour has partial paralysis and his speech and swallowing is impaired. The following link has thrown up some suggestions
Why do seniors have trouble swallowing? It’s called dysphagia and is dangerous because it could cause malnutrition, dehydration, or aspiration pneumonia.
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16 Aug 17
Oh dear...that is sad...at times I choke yes, and have a tendency to have hiccups...yes...I choke more than my father or anybody else I know. That is one reason I fear feeding babies. I feel they will choke like me. I am fine with playing with them but giving them water or food is scary proposition for me. If they eat and have the problem I wouldn't feel guilty but if I am feeding them, I get really really tense. Now that I know...I also have breathlessness ..frequent need to shut up...kinda ..more so now than ever before.
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16 Aug 17
My elderly friend likes to eat peanuts when watching Netflix movies at home, and this mindless eating gets him in trouble. He should just pause the movie until his snack is safely swallowed. I tell him that is why he has a remote!