Term Swallowing Disorders Clinics
Code LT-1750.8290
Definition Programs that provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic and/or treatment services for individuals who have mild to complex swallowing problems, known as dysphagia. Serious complications can include choking, malnutrition and lung infections, including pneumonia. Swallowing problems can be caused by a number of things, such as stroke, brain injury or a spinal cord injury that has resulted in reduced coordination and movement of the swallowing mechanism. Symptoms may include frequent coughing, sensations that food is stuck in the throat, difficulty breathing and/or wheezing when eating or drinking, recurrent pneumonia and/or chest congestion and unexplained weight loss, dehydration or malnutrition. Because swallowing is a complex process, it is important to see an expert in speech-language pathology who specializes in swallowing disorders.
Created 2/19/19
Changed 2/28/19
Use References Dysphagia Clinics
See Also References Eating Disorders Treatment (RP-6400.1900)
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs (LT-1750.6350)
Swallowing Disorders Products (LH-5000.7980)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Outpatient Medical Care (UW
Patient Care/Health Care Delivery (NPC E09)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Swallowing Disorders Clinic", Shepherd Center Inc., https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/outpatient-clinics/swallowing-disorders

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