About Swallowing Problems

Swallowing is an important part of eating and drinking.

It is how your food and drink gets from your mouth into your stomach.

Some people have problems swallowing, or can't swallow at all.

This is called dyspaghia.

There are two types of swallowing problems.

One is caused by problems with the mouth and throat.

This is called oropharyngeal dysphagia.

One is caused by problems with your food pipe – this is the pipe that connects your throat to your stomach.

This is called oesophageal dysphagia.

Download our pdf guide to swallowing and eating problems

Browse our easy read resources about dysphagia

Read more about dysphagia and people with learning disabilities

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