Swallowing

Dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing, can occur among people with multiple sclerosis.

It can occur at any stage of the disease but it’s more frequent in advanced stages. People may choke while drinking liquids, or eating certain foods, particularly those with crumbly textures.

When this happens, the food or liquids are inhaled into the trachea (windpipe) instead of going down the esophagus (gullet) and into the stomach. Once in the lungs, the inhaled food or liquids can cause pneumonia or abscesses.

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Learn more: previous webinars

Speech and Swallowing in Multiple Sclerosis



(Recorded 21 May 2019)
Webinar Handout: Speech and Swallowing in Multiple Sclerosis

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