Look out for malnutrition and dehydration

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Look out for malnutrition and dehydration


People with dysphagia may not be able to eat a nutritionally adequate diet due to various issues including difficulty communicating food preferences, dependence on others for help with eating, and limited foods that are easy to swallow. 

Liquids can often be the hardest to swallow, therefore resulting in dehydration and subsequent health issues such as constipation.

It is recommended that the person suffering from dysphagia see a speech pathologist and/or a dietitian to ensure that they are receiving suitable foods and fluids.