Dealing with swallowing problems

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Stroke information

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Swallowing problems are very common after a stroke. Almost half of all people who have a stroke will have some difficulties in the first few weeks.

This guide talks about why swallowing problems happen after a stroke and what you can do about them. It explains how making simple changes to your diet and eating habits can help you, and outlines the dos and don'ts when it comes to swallowing safely. There is also some information about tube feeding, and how your speech and language therapist can help you with your swallowing problems. 

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Document date

Publication date
April 2018
Next review due
April 2021

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