A full count of strategies for protecting your lungs

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Amy Madsen
Most people don’t think about swallowing during meals or as they go about their daily lives, but many people with ALS do. Weakness and a lack of coordination of the tongue and throat muscles can result in swallowing difficulty (dysphagia), causing choking on foods or liquids, drooling, the...
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Freelance
It’s not uncommon in ALS for something unexpectedly and abruptly to aggravate your airway and throw you into a choking fit. I know from personal experience that these choking, gagging, gasping spells are physically exhausting, frustrating and upsetting for both the choker and the caregiver. The...