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Stroke Victims Often Suffer From Lack of Nutrients With Undiagnosed Disorder
Date:5/22/2008

esults in earlier treatment, improving consumption of foods and fluids and overall health," said Pat Felt, Product and Clinical Affairs Manager at Nestle HealthCare Nutrition and Chair of the National Dysphagia Diet Task Force. "Proper treatment of dysphagia often requires altering the consistency of food before eating so those nutrients are more easily and safely swallowed."

Taking the lead in the nutrition industry, Nestle has developed effective nutrition products to help manage dysphagia. Many stroke victims have come to rely on products like Nestle's RESOURCE(R) ThickenUp(R) to help overcome the challenge of consuming adequate foods and hydration to maintain their health and avoid the consequences of foods entering the airway.

An instant thickener, like RESOURCE ThickenUp, is easy to use in hot and cold foods and beverages, is recommended by physicians and swallowing therapists and does not alter the taste of foods, improving the quality of life of stroke victims.

Online resources such as http://www.Swallowing.NestleNutritionStore.com offer convenient opportunities to purchase appropriate food products as well as resources to help people learn more about this condition. Pre-thickened beverages and RESOURCE ThickenUp are available for purchase on the website. Practical information such as a food consistency guide, recipes and meal preparation tips offer help to those dealing with the day-to-day challenges of living with dysphagia.

By looking for the warning signs and finding the appropriate treatment and nutritional products, those who suffer from swallowing difficulties following a stroke can live healthier lives, by getting the proper support and nutrition they need to recover, repair and nourish their bodies.

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