Signs of Swallowing Difficulties

Signs of Swallowing Difficulties

6 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 and will be soothing to swallow. If in doubt speak to your doctor.

  • Frequent repetitive swallowing
  • Excessive throat clearing
  • Gurgly voice after eating
  • Horse voice or recurrent sore throat
  • Hesitation or inability to swallow
  • Difficult of painful swallowing
  • Constant feeling of lump in the throat
  • Food coming up through the mouth or nose
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Recurrent episodes of pneumonia
  • Frequent Heartburn
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Need to “wash down” solid foods
  • Food or acid backing up in the throat
  • Coughing during or after swallowing
  • Saying “I’m fine” whilst obviously struggling to drink