Atlanta Gastroeneterology Specialists | Dr. Bruce A. Salzberg | Gastroenterologist

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4395 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 130
Suwanee, GA 30024

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Dysphagia Diet

Thickened liquids are indicated for individuals who have dysphagia, a swallowing disorder characterized by abnormality in the transfer of a liquid or food bolus from the mouth to the stomach. Dysphagic symptoms may include poor bolus control associated with a delayed or premature swallow, pharyngeal residuals, and choking or coughing associated with airway penetration. The liquids are thickened to allow for safe swallowing, minimize the risk of choking and aspiration, and facilitate drinking liquids to support hydration and independence. Evaluation from a speech therapist determines to swallowing ability and appropriate liquid consistency.

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