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Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2021 - Day 11

October 11, 2021 07:00 AM
Did you know? Swallowing problems are common in people with Down syndrome.

Several factors can contribute to swallowing problems. Swallowing can be affected by anatomical or physical issues. Swallowing problems can also be caused by behaviors such as eating too quickly or not chewing adequately. A type of pneumonia called aspiration pneumonia is one of the more serious complications of swallowing problems. In the article linked here, Dr. Brian Chicoine shares additional information about swallowing problems in people with Down syndrome.

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