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My 82 year old mom has trouble swallowing and is always clearing her throat. Is this normal with age?
Preston Felty, M.Ed., CCC-SLP at Sheltering Arms Hanover Neuro Center
Throat clearing can be a sign of many things. I would recommend bringing this up with your mother’s doctor. He is aware of her medical history and can assist in referring her to the appropriate specialist. If the throat clearing is only happening during or immediately after eating and drinking, ask for a referral for a swallowing evaluation by a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). The SLP will take a thorough history and evaluate your mother as she eats and drinks different consistencies of food and liquid. Based on her findings, she will make diet recommendations and suggest appropriate compensatory strategies. If necessary, the SLP may want to complete a Modified Barium Swallow study to further evaluate your mother’s swallowing function.