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Swallowing Difficulty Clinic

As you get older, you are more likely to have difficulty in swallowing because the contractile power of muscles used in eating decreases, and because the chewing ability declines as oral sense and salivation decrease. In the elderly, various disorders further deteriorate their eating functions, forcing them to feel difficulty in "eating normally." The Swallowing Difficulty Clinic treats patients with difficulty in swallowing food due to cerebrovascular disorders (cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, etc.), neuromyopathy
(Parkinson's disease, myasthenia gravis, etc.), inflammation, or injuries. We perform appropriate evaluation of eating/swallowing functions through contrast study of swallowing and measurement of pharyngeal internal pressure. Based on the evaluation, we provide treatment and rehabilitation for swallowing difficulty.



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National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

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