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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Speech and Swallowing in Multiple Sclerosis

This webinar is presented by Kate Morris, Speech Pathologist and Team Leader from Everyday Independence. If you're having, or caring for someone with speech or swallowing issues then this webinar is for you! Kate will provide evidence based information on speech and swallowing issues for people with neurological conditions and walk you through how speech therapy assessment and intervention can assist and importantly how these issues can be managed. (Recorded 9 November 2020)

Webinar Handout: Speech and Swallowing in Multiple Sclerosis

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