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Parkinson's disease can change many of the muscles used for speech, chewing,
and swallowing. Changes in these muscles may cause:
But there are things you can do to help reduce eating and drooling problems. A speech-language pathologist (also called a speech therapist) can teach you exercises and show you other ways to help with eating, swallowing, and drooling.
You can reduce eating problems by changing how and what you
To reduce drooling:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerG. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
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