Managing eating problems after a sroke is a common swallowing issue. If not distinguished and overseen, it can prompt poor nourishment, pneumonia, and disability.
Aspiration is a typical issue for individuals with dysphagia. It usually occurs when a foreign object lodges into your airways and your lungs. Typically, aspiration causes a fierce cough, however, a stroke can lessen that sensation. For this situation, you may not realize you’re aspirating.
In the clinic of your physician, you are screened on whether you have dysphagia or not. If you have an issue with swallowing safely, you may not be permitted to eat until a specialist assesses how well:
- Your muscles in your mouth move
- You can swallow
- Your larynx functions with your present condition
The specialist may prescribe that you change what you eat and drink. That is because a few foods are difficult to bite and thin fluids are regularly difficult to accept. The specialist will decide when it’s safe to eat commonly typical foods.
Sufficient nourishment is fundamental. If it is still not safe or permissible for you to swallow, you will be put on a feeding tube to meet your dietary requirements.