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Dysphagia and nursing for dysphagia in patients with multiple sclerosis approaches

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dysphagia; It is a finding that is frequently seen in patients with multiple sclerosis and can cause life-threatening complications. In the literature, it is reported that the incidence of dysphagia in patients with multiple sclerosis is between 33% and 43%. dysphagia; It has been reported that multiple sclerosis may last from 2-3 weeks to 2-4 months during exacerbations, and may continue in remission periods by becoming chronic. Dysphagia adversely affects the patient's nutrition and reduces the quality of life. Aspiration pneumonia, dehydration, malnutrition, swallowing anxiety are important nutritional complications related to dysphagia in patients with multiple sclerosis. Deteriorated nutritional pattern is one of the leading causes that increase mortality and morbidity in these patients. It is possible to control dysphagia in multiple sclerosis patients with noninvasive and nonpharmacological nursing approaches. In this review, the role of the nurse in the diagnosis, treatment and care of dysphagia and dysphagia, which is an important finding in Multiple Sclerosis patients, is discussed.

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