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Swallowing Clinic

Understanding

A person experiencing trouble like these all the time is said to be having a swallowing disorder. A swallowing disorder is also called as Dysphagia

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Prof. Satyanarayan Mahapatra

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Who can run into Swallowing Disorder?

Many possible conditions are prevalent and are known to cause swallowing problems. Some medications can cause the mouth to dry up, which in turn, makes it difficult to chew and swallow. Other causes include the following:

 

Damage to your brain or nerves resulting from:

 

  • Stroke

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Brain injury

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease)

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Parkinson's disease

 

Problems with your head or neck, such as:

  • Cancer in mouth, throat, or esophagus

  • Mouth or neck surgery

  • Head or neck injuries

  • Rotten teeth, missing teeth, or dentures that do not fit well

Why Margdarsi is the best place for Swallowing Disorder Care?

  • Margdarsi’s approach is to provide Multimodal therapy with intensive care by certified professionals on regular basis, which includes Speech-language pathologists, Neuro-physiotherapists, Cardiopulmonary physiotherapist.

  • For swallowing difficulties, Margdarsi has the best protocols for the state of act instruments for intervention. 

  • We take utmost precautions and prevention during the therapeutic process to avoid any kind of emergency conditions. 

Other Benefits:

Multi-modal Therapeutics

Parent's training for home based management of Autism

Social Integration at Aditi Integrated School

Empowering the professionals and capacity building of the service organizations

Liaison with Government for policy, planning and facility development

Volunteering Options

2300+

Children Treated

98%+

Success Ratio

100%

Referrals

40+

Expert Therapists

Margdarsi's Approach

What is our Approach to Swallowing?

Margdarsi is one of the best institutes for speech rehabilitation as we:

  • Own all the modern equipment for the comprehensive intervention process.

  • Have highly qualified and experienced professionals to help you throughout the rehabilitation process. 

  • Have separate rehabilitation facilities for adults and children.

  • Give personal attention to the patients and caregivers with one to one therapeutic approach, as because the treatment they need will depend on the problems they have. 

  • Provide complete support in curing their swallowing issues, not just bringing them to a near to normal level. 

  • Conduct follows up programs to monitor their progress after termination.

 

Also provide feeding advice and aid the feeding difficulties for the patients

About Swallowing Disorder

What is Swallowing Disorder?

In our day to day lives, we all experience problems in swallowing sometimes. The problems might exist in the form of chewing a piece of meat, or gagging on food or having to swallow hard to get it down and sometimes can be in the form of having a drink that goes down the wrong way, making us uncomfortable, as a result of which, we cough and choke. A person experiencing trouble like these all the time is said to be having a swallowing disorder. A swallowing disorder is also called as Dysphagia. 

The process of Swallowing happens in three stages, or phases. One can have a problem in one or more of these phases, which include: 

 

  • Oral phase – this phase involves sucking, chewing, and moving food bolus or liquid into the throat.

  • Pharyngeal phase – this phase involves starting the swallowing process and squeezing food down the throat. For initiation of this process, one needs to close off their airway to keep food or liquid out, as because food going into the airway can cause coughing and choking.

  • Esophageal phase – this phase involves opening and closing of the esophagus, the tube that goes from the mouth to the stomach. The function of the esophagus is to squeeze the food down to the stomach. Food can get stuck in the esophagus or one may throw up a lot if there is a problem with their esophagus

How to identify Swallowing/Dysphagia disorder?

The general indications of a swallowing problem may include:

  • Slight or persistent coughing during or right after eating or drinking.

  • Leaking of food or liquid from your mouth.

  • Having trouble breathing after meals.

  • Additional effort or time needed for chewing and swallowing.

  • Voice sounding like gurgles during or after eating or drinking. Food residue getting stuck in your mouth.

  • Losing weight and appetite.

 

As a result of which, you may have:

  • Poor nutrition and dehydration.

  • Food or liquid going into the airway.

  • Pneumonia or other lung infections. 

 

You may feel self-conscious when eating in gatherings and might feel upset about your swallowing problems and prefer to eat alone.