Study Ties Swallowing Abilities to Disease Progression

Study Ties Swallowing Abilities to Disease Progression

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Study Ties Swallowing Abilities to Disease Progression

Swallowing difficulties seem to be associated with progression of Parkinson’s disease, a study has found. Researchers found that high doses of levodopa can increase xerostomia — or dry mouth — and negatively affect the oral environment. Moreover, people with Parkinson’s seem to be unaware of their swallowing difficulties, which could lead to poor oral health. The study, “Impact of Progression of Parkinson’s Disease on Swallowing Ability and Oral Environment,” was published in Parkinson’s Disease. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, patients…

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