Dysphagia

  • Regular diet consistency with thin liquids. Consider chopping or grinding meats for was of transfer. Make sure each bite is no larger than the size of a quarter.
  • Avoid dry items, and consider utilizing extra sauce/gravy to moisten items.
  • Single bite and sips
  • Alternate liquids/solids
  • Eat in upright position and remain upright for 30 minutes after food and drinks.
  • Eat slowly and fully masticate each bite. Take your time when eating
  • Consider placing pills in a puree such as apple sauce, yogurt, pudding, etc, to help with bolus transfer and passage
  • Follow up with GI doctor for symptoms related to reflux.