This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Swallowing problems are common after a stroke. This guide explains why they happen, and discusses some of the things you can do to manage them.
If you are having problems with swallowing after a stroke, this guide can help you understand what you need to do. It explains the symptoms of swallowing problems, and gives information on and how to get help and treatment.
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
After a stroke, some people have difficulty swallowing. Food and drink can go down the wrong way into the lungs instead of the stomach. This can cause a serious chest infection. The intended outcome of this project is to find new knowledge to help guide future policy on the reduction of chest infection risk after stroke.
After a stroke some people have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). This can cause a serious chest infection known as Stroke Associated Pneumonia (SAP). Published in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases, a new systematic review of the evidence sheds light on the issue.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
The PRECIOUS project will examine the consequences of treating complications of stroke such as infections or fever or swallowing problems, all of which commonly occur in elderly patients. Failing to treat these complications often leads to a worse outcome overall.
We organise the largest multidisciplinary stroke conference and exhibition in the UK, bringing together professionals from all stages of the stroke pathway to learn the latest developments in research and practice.
As part of our research programme, we fund exceptional candidates from stroke professional backgrounds to our prestigious Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. Meet our new fellows for 2017.