Swallowing Difficulties

Year: 2021
Swallowing difficulties, or ‘dysphagia’, can occur in up to 75% of people with MJD and may be present from the beginning of the disease. The symptoms worsen as the disease progresses. This Help Sheet explains how MJD affects swallowing and provides information about appropriate support. This information is intended as a general overview and it is important to remember that each person with MJD needs to be assessed and supported according to individual need.