You need to see your physician for swallowing evaluation, if you have one of these signs and symptom.
• Extra effort or time needed to chew or swallow
• Food or liquid leaking from the mouth or getting stuck in the mouth
• Suspected or observed difficulty swallowing saliva/oral secretions and/or solids food.
• Pocketing of food in the mouth
• Globus sensation or pain in your throat
• Drooling
• Difficulty in initiating swallowing
• Pain with swallowing
• A feeling of obstruction as if food has become stuck in the throat
• Coughing or choking when eating
• Wet or gurgly sounding voice during or after eating or drinking
• Recurring pneumonia or chest congestion after eating
• Frequent episodes of regurgitation, reflux, or spitting up after a meal.
• Weight loss or dehydration from not being able to eat enough