Our patient education library supplies information on diseases, disorders, and treatments of the head and neck, most commonly the ears, nose and throat.
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Aging and Swallowing
...By understanding normal, as well as abnormal, age-related changes, doctors and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who specialize in swallowing disorders can better counsel patients, and target treatment strategies...

Dysphagia
... Symptoms of swallowing disorders may include: Drooling A feeling that food, liquid, or pills are sticking in the throat Coughing or choking on bits of food or liquid, or saliva not moving easily, which may lead to aspiration (when these materials fall or get sucked into the lungs) Sensing of a “lump” in the throat Losing weight  Developing lung infections like pneumonia Changing voice  Coughing up blood What Causes Dysphagia...