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    The Critical Role of Thickeners in the Therapeutic Medical Management of People with Dysphagia

    This article discusses the value of thickeners for patients suffering from “dysphagia,” a term used to describe difficulty in swallowing. The author covers the health risks of untreated dysphagia, particularly for geriatric populations, thickening agents for food and drinks, levels of thickness, the economic consequences of untreated dysphagia, prescriptions for treating dysphagia and supervision by qualified healthcare professionals and regulatory considerations from an E...