Nutritional Considerations for the Stroke Patient with Dysphagia.

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Dysphagia is a physical disability that negatively affects patients' abilities to meet their nutritional needs. Dysphagia may result in anorexia, weight loss, protein-energy malnutrition, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Dehydration is also a major risk. Swallowing abnormalities have been observed in 25% to 50% of patients following a stroke. The… (More)

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