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Health Care Assistant (HCA) - Kelowna - 2024

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Dysphagia is a medical term used to describe patients who have difficulty with swallowing.

Dysphagia can be a painful condition. In some cases, makes swallowing impossible and increases the chances of a patient choking on solid food or liquids. 

Dysphagia can occur at any age, but it's most common in older adults  and patients who have suffered strokes, post-polio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, or Parkinson's disease. .  

  1. Dysphagia

  2. Deglutition

  3. Difficulty Swallowing



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