Difficulty swallowing or dysphagia can have adverse effects on a patient’s quality of life. Dysphagia diagnosis and treatment by the speech-language pathologist can provide essential patient-centered care for the management of swallowing disorders.
Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body’s activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Many of these diseases are genetic. Sometimes the cause is a medical condition such as alcoholism, a tumor, or a stroke. Other causes may include toxins, chemicals, and viruses. Sometimes the cause is not known.