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Stroke: Swallowing Basics

Byline:  Sarah Davies, MSc, and Maggie-Lee Huckabee, PhD. Both authors are affiliated with The University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research at St George’s Medical Centre.

Swallowing is something that most of us take for granted…until it goes wrong. When you, or someone close to you, have a stroke, swallowing can change from an effortless action to a major source of anxiety that can compromise health and quality of life. The good news is that swallowing recovery is possible. Wherever you are on your journey towards rehabilitation, and whatever your end goal may be, the following information is provided to answer some common questions regarding post-stroke dysphagia.


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