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Dysphagia and thickeners

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The average person swallows up to 1200 times per day. For most of us we do this without thinking - however for many people swallowing is impaired by a condition called Dysphagia.

Dysphagia is a medical term for swallowing difficulty and may be caused by impairment of the different parts of the mouth or throat. Dysphagia varies in severity, but what is common is a difficulty with swallowing foods and/or fluids which can result in malnutrition or dehydration. For many people with dysphagia, food thickeners and supplements are critical to their dysphagia management - and Dr. MacLeod's can help.

QuikThik is one of the best selling thickener in Australia - it is lump free, smell free and taste free.

Boost is a nutrient dense nutritional supplement ideal for people unable to eat normal foods - our dessert range is suitable for dysphagia patients.



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