POTS nutrition, recipes

Have trouble swallowing?

Do you have trouble swallowing? If so, you are not alone. A 2015 survey of 39 POTS patients found that 41% reported swallowing difficulty (Deb et al., found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4365108/).

POTS is not the only condition associated with dysphagia (trouble swallowing). A recent NPR story reports that every year 1 in 25 people experiences dysphagia, and that it can be caused by stroke, surgery, dementia and a range of neurological disorders.

Here is a dysphagia cookbook that contains 67 pureed recipes: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Puree-Guidebo…/…/069244517X. (Perhaps a kind family member or friend will consider making some recipes for those of us who can’t stand up long enough to cook.)

Here is the NPR story about dysphagia and some resources for meal ideas: https://www.npr.org/…/gels-foams-and-purees-cookbooks-serve…

(This was originally written for Standing Up to POTS monthly nutrition news)

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