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Identifying the signs and symptoms of dysphagia to access care earlier
19 February 2024
Dysphagia, a condition characterised by difficulty swallowing, is thought to affect around 4 million people in the UK. It often affects those who are living with another health condition, such as dementia or those who have experienced a stroke or head injury, and it can hugely impact a person’s quality of life. Being able to spot the first signs...
Slõ Drinks NHD Ad
21 September 2021
A Slõ Story
24 March 2021
2021 Slõ Milkshakes+ Banana flavour was approved for prescription. Now Clinicians and their patients have access to the widest range of pre-thickened ONS flavours and flow rates in the world.  Healthcare Professionals made us aware of the issues surrounding boosting the protein levels of those diagnosed with dysphagia and with small appetites....
The science behind Slõ Drinks
18 June 2020
To reduce the risks of those with dysphagia developing aspiration pneumonia; becoming dehydrated and readmitted to hospital, it is essential to change the consistency of all their drinks to slow them down to a manageable speed and make them safer to swallow. Here at the Slõ Drinks Company these essential consistency changes are made using drink...
Signs of Swallowing Difficulties
06 March 2020
There are millions of people of all ages that have difficulty swallowing food and drinks. For some it is severe problem. Clinicians call it dysphagia. For most it is a mild problem that they accept as a normal way of life. It doesn’t need to be that way. If you therefore recognise any of the signs below, our Slõ Drinks can help. They flow slowly...
International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative Thickened Supplements
21 June 2018
When working to a standard like IDDSI, nutrition must still be central to ones thinking. As a result. pre-thickened Oral Nutritional Supplements created to IDDSI standards are very useful for those with dysphagia. However, Nutrica’s Nutilis and Fresenius Kabi’s Fresubin Thickened supplements don’t feature the IDDSI flow terms on pack and until...

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