Tongue-tie and swallowing disorders

Tongue-tie and swallowing disorders

Swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia, refer to difficulties with swallowing food or liquids.

 They can be caused by a variety of factors, including neurological conditions, structural abnormalities, and functional problems.

There is some evidence to suggest that tongue-tie may be associated with swallowing disorders.

 For example, a study of infants with tongue-tie found that they had significantly more episodes of coughing, choking, and gagging during feeding compared to infants without tongue-tie. 

In addition, difficulties with breastfeeding, eating, and speaking associated with tongue-tie may be related to swallowing disorders.

If you or a loved one is experiencing swallowing difficulties or has been diagnosed with tongue-tie, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and treatment. 

Swallowing disorders can have serious health consequences if left untreated, so it is important to seek help as soon as possible.

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