Which body position may be helpful in the treatment of dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Using this posture often helps patients who, because of residue in the pharynx, aspirate after swallowing. Such aspiration occurs because gravity drops the residual food into the airway when they inhale after the swallow.


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