Where does one turn if your loved one is dealing with a swallowing dysfunction?
First, understand that there are different types of swallowing dysfunctions, also called Dysphagia. This comes from the fact that there are different phases of the swallowing process. One is the oral phase which is the part of the process that occurs in the mouth, called the Buccal phase. Another phase is in the throat called the pharyngeal phase. And then the esophagus, called the esophageal phase. A person can have difficulty in any part of the swallowing process. Each phase has sub parts, as well.