This website is intended only for Healthcare Professionals.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a surprisingly common condition with significant risks.  Dysphagia is not a single disease, rather a symptom of an underlying medical problem. Stroke is often identified as one of the largest causes of dysphagia, Head and neck cancer is also recognized as a strong contributor to dysphagia depending on the type of treatment and location of the cancer.

In the US, it is estimated that more than 24 million people are experiencing difficulty with swallowing. Only 25% of those estimated to have dysphagia are actually diagnosed.  People with dysphagia are at greater risk for aspiration pneumonia, dehydration and within the elderly population with dysphagia, over 50% are at risk or have malnutrition.  As a healthcare professional, it is imperative to support the medical team and help improve patient outcomes with early screening and intervention.

Discover More

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a surprisingly common condition with significant risks.  Dysphagia is not a single disease, rather a symptom of an underlying medical problem. Stroke is often identified as one of the largest causes of dysphagia, Head and neck cancer is also recognized as a strong contributor to dysphagia depending on the type of treatment and location of the cancer.

In the US, it is estimated that more than 24 million people are experiencing difficulty with swallowing. Only 25% of those estimated to have dysphagia are actually diagnosed.  People with dysphagia are at greater risk for aspiration pneumonia, dehydration and within the elderly population with dysphagia, over 50% are at risk or have malnutrition.  As a healthcare professional, it is imperative to support the medical team and help improve patient outcomes with early screening and intervention.

Discover More