Risk of Falls May Predict Difficulties With Swallowing, Small Study Finds

Risk of Falls May Predict Difficulties With Swallowing, Small Study Finds

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Risk of Falls May Predict Difficulties With Swallowing, Small Study Finds

A heightened fear of falling — common for Parkinson’s patients due to balance and walking problems — is significantly associated with greater swallowing difficulties among these people, a small study shows. Notably, this association was observed even when adjusting for potential influencing factors such as disease duration, suggesting these symptoms may be linked in ways that extend beyond general disease progression and have similar underlying mechanisms, the researchers noted. Further studies are needed to confirm these…

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