- The first step is when food or drink is put into the mouth, chewed and pushed to the back of the throat.
- The second step involves the food or drink being pushed through the throat, breathing stops briefly, and the voice box shuts so that the food or drink doesn’t go down the wrong way into the lungs.
- The third, and final step is when the food or drink passes from the throat to the top of the foodpipe.
Swallowing disorders require immediate attention, as they can be potentially life threatening. If someone has food or drink going down the wrong way into the lungs (with or without coughing) they can develop a pneumonia that may require hospitalisation.Experiencing any of the difficulties mentioned, please contact me for an appointment, as there are a variety of treatment options available to improve your swallow function and your quality of life.
Contact me for Swallowing disorders speech therapy helps, Difficulty swallowing Australia. Swallowing disorders while eating and drinking and swallowing require immediate attention. I am an experienced and professionally trained speech pathologist based in North Sydney. If you have a enquiry regarding Swallowing disorders, don’t hesitate to contact me or call on 0410 777 034.