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People who’ve had surgery or a condition that affects their larynx may have trouble swallowing. If the larynx doesn’t close tightly, food or liquids can enter the windpipe. I am delighted to announce that five years on from LEBC and Aspira joining forces we have agreed with the FCA that we can amalgamate the two businesses into one single business going forwards. People who have a hard time swallowing are more likely to aspirate. More than 15 million Americans have trouble swallowing, called dysphagia. It can be temporary or part of a more serious condition.

Pharyngeal manometry. With your nose numbed, a technician puts a tube called a catheter through it and into your throat. The catheter has sensors to measure the pressure in your throat and esophagus when you swallow. People with a nasogastric tube, surgical opening in the windpipe ( tracheostomy), feeding tube, or who’ve had procedures to examine the digestive tract, are also at high risk for aspiration.Your chances of aspiration go up with age, since you may have more trouble chewing and swallowing as you get older. People who might aspirate often or have problems swallowing include those who are older adults, who have had a stroke, and who have developmental disabilities. Aspiration Symptoms Aspiration in children may get better over time, depending on the cause. Treating the cause will often improve aspiration. You can also help to minimize your child’s risk by:

Sometimes, there’s no clear sign that food or liquid is going down the wrong way. Because you don't notice it, you don't cough. But in most cases, you: Fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). A specialist numbs your nose. They put a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope through it and into your throat. A camera inside it takes pictures while you swallow saliva, food, and liquids. This is a really exciting time for the enlarged Aspira business and we look forward to continuing to support you with your financial goals and journey in the coming months and years.

Phone: 0800 048 0150

Pulmonary aspiration is a condition that occurs when a person inhales a foreign substance into their windpipe and lungs.

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