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Understanding Post Stroke Rehabilitation: Speech and Swallow disorders

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in India. Speech and Swallowing disorders are common after stroke. The onset time of swallowing rehabilitation following stroke has an important role in the recovery of dysphagia and preventing complications. A stroke can also affect the muscles in the mouth and throat, making it a challenge to talk clearly. These side effects can make speaking, and reading more difficult. Therefore rehabilitation post stroke is an important skill to be owned by doctors, physios and nurses.

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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in India. Speech and Swallowing disorders are common after stroke. The onset time of swallowing rehabilitation following stroke has an important role in the recovery of dysphagia and preventing complications. A stroke can also affect the muscles in the mouth and throat, making it a challenge to talk clearly. These side effects can make speaking, and reading more difficult. Therefore rehabilitation post stroke is an important skill to be owned by doctors, physios and nurses.