Tips for Treating Swallowing Difficulties in Parkinson’s: By Dr. De Leon.
Tag: swallowing in Parkinsons
Most of us know that one of the hallmarks of PD is muscle rigidity. Since the muscles of mastication and deglutition (swallowing) which include tongue, palate, pharynx and esophagus can also become affected and stiff as the disease advances swallowing can become not just a challenge but a matter of life and death as time
A Tasty Dysphagic Diet : Dona Maria’s Thick & Creamy Potato & Carrot Soup: by Maria De Leon.
Sialorrhea or drooling as is commonly known refers to pooling of saliva in the mouth. It occurs around 50-80% of all Parkinson’s patients particularly in men. The excess saliva then begins to literally spew out because of difficulty swallowing. Normally we produce about a liter of saliva a day which helps us break down food