Dysphagia, nutrition and saliva problems

This information is for health and social care professionals.

Swallowing problems affect at least two-thirds of all people with MND during the course of their illness.

When a patient presents with this symptom, deterioration is inevitable and referral to appropriate professionals should be made without delay.

See our information sheets for more detailed information:

Dysphagia information sheet

Saliva information sheet



Nutrition and enteral feeding

Saliva problems

  • Page last updated: July 2021
  • Next review: July 2023

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