Difficulties in proper food intake may occur at any age, and their cause may be a single problem, or a few, overlapping. A person with dysphagia has a problem with taking the food, keeping it in the mouth, forming the content in a bite of food (bolus), then transporting the food deep into the mouth to the throat and through the esophagus to the stomach. Difficulty swallowing can occur on each of the mentioned sections of the digestive tract. Dysphagia, as a result of various dysfunctions may result in malnutrition and dehydration - dangerous for the proper functioning of the body. That is why it is so important for both caregivers and therapists to be ready to receive and swallow fluids and foods by the patients. Dysphagia accompanies sick and disabled people in many disease entities, sometimes there are several causes. Safe eating is a great challenge for both caregivers and teams of therapists who improve the health of people with eating difficulties.
Jerzy Rottermund physiotherapist, professionally deals with the improvement of patients with organ dysfunction in all age groups and in the broadly understood rehabilitation of people with intellectual disabilities. Andrzej Knapik, employed at the Silesian Medical University in Katowice. Has extensive teaching experience at all levels of education.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Physical Activity, Disability, diseases and health problems, the elderly
MEDICAL / General