In the UK, more than 6 million people are at risk of dysphagia.

45% of these people are aged 75 or more.

Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life but a lot of elderly people struggle to maintain a regular healthy diet, often due to problems swallowing: dysphagia.

Dysphagia may cause weight loss and a lower BMI, protein and energy deficiencysarcopeniaimpaired immune responsesweaknesscomplications affecting pre-existing conditions, even a reduction in the quality of life and lower life expectancy.

What is dysphagia?

Dysphagia is a dysfunction of the digestive system, consisting of the difficulty in swallowing. 

It often occurs as a consequence of other illnesses or obstructive/motor disorders, such as the presence of malignancies or achalasia.

It can concern the inability to swallow solid foods, or even semi-liquid or liquid ones, such as water.

What are some problems caused by dysphagia?

  • weight loss and a lower BMI
  • protein and energy deficiency
  • sarcopenia
  • impaired immune responses
  • weakness
  • complications affecting pre-existing conditions
  • Reduction in the quality of life and lower life expectancy



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