Possible Rehabilitation Procedures to Treat Sarcopenic Dysphagia

Hitoshi Kagaya, Yoko Inamoto

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Sarcopenic dysphagia requires the presence of both dysphagia and generalized sarcopenia. The causes of dysphagia, except for sarcopenia, are excluded. The treatment for sarcopenic dysphagia includes resistance training along with nutritional support; however, whether rehabilitation procedures are useful remains unclear. In this narrative review, we present possible rehabilitation procedures as a resistance training for managing sarcopenic dysphagia, including Shaker exercise, Mendelsohn maneuver, tongue-hold swallow exercise, jaw-opening exercise, swallow resistance exercise, lingual exercise, expiratory muscle strength training, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation. We hope that some procedures mentioned in this article or new methods will be effective to treat sarcopenic dysphagia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number778
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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