How is dysphagia treated?

How is dysphagia treated?

If there are swallowing concerns, the physician will order a bedside swallow evaluation to assess a patient’s swallowing mechanism. Once the speech pathologist completes the evaluation, he or she will make any necessary recommendations. These may include a modified barium swallow (a moving x-ray of the swallow), diet modifications, or an alternate means of nutrition.

Remember, it is very important to follow your doctor’s guidelines on swallowing. These guidelines can help to prevent conditions including pneumonia.