Welcome Friends to the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders, bringing to you topical information, patient support, education, research and all things related to the advancement and treatment of Dysphagia. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, a veteran survivor, caregiver, doctor, student or speech and language pathologist, this site is intended to educate, comfort and inspire you.

Learn More

Newsletter Signup

Real People, Real Stories

The people who suffered and how they made it through. View All Stories

Gigi, your kiss is broken

Submitted on 12.13.2014

Written by: Penelope Michel “Gigi, your kiss is broken.” The wisdom of a six-year-old. I cannot pucker my lips to kiss this precious angel. Some of us have broken bones or broken hearts. I have […]

Read Full Story

The Suspected Throat Infection that Changed my Life

Submitted on 12.02.2014

Byline: Karly. Click here for Karly’s blog. Hello everyone. My name is Karly. I’m an 18 year old who is struggling with difficulty swallowing both food and liquids. Two years ago, I went to the […]

Read Full Story