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Key Nutrition Issues


Key Nutrition Issues
Individuals with conditions such as dementia, neuromuscular diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke, mechanical or obstruction conditions, including head- and neck-related carcinoma and eosinophilic esophagitis, often have swallowing disorders/dysphagia (1,2).
Dysphagia usually presents as a nutrition problem/nutrition diagnosis that is identified during a nutrition assessment (3). Other related nutrition diagnoses may
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Last Updated: 2023-04-13