Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can damage the nerve fibres in the brain that control swallowing, or damage the nerves in the muscles that execute this function.
As a result, chewing and readying food for swallowing may become difficult. Modifications to the texture of the food can increase food intake and safety.
A Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) will need to assess your situation before recommending specific management strategies.
Tips for easier eating
- Puree can be an easy way to consumer nutritious food - moisten with gravies and sauces
- Avoid large chunks of any solid food, as they can lodge in your airways
The Pure Food Co range of delicious soft puree meals assist in providing a comfortable eating experience for those struggling with chewing and swallowing.