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Living with dysphagia can be challenging, however there is plenty of helpful information to help successfully manage this condition at home.

What causes dysphagia?

Dysphagia is often caused by an illness, condition or disease that affects the nerves and muscles in the tongue, mouth and throat, and leads to problems coordinating and/or controlling the swallow. The list below contains some, but not all, possible causes for dysphagia.

  • Neurological disorders
  • Mechanical causes
  • Head and neck conditions, including cancer
  • Age
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NHS dysphagia
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Healthy habits

A number of lifestyle tips may help you to manage dysphagia more effectively at home.

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