Dealing with swallowing problems

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Research

Resource type

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

This guide talks about what happens if swallowing problems last longer than a few weeks. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke but there is information for family and friends as well.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
April 2015
Next review due
April 2018