This pamphlet will inform the reader about beta blockers and how to use them. The pamphlet explains what this type of medication is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medicines and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be evaluated by a physician in the Emergency Department are listed.
Pureed foods are easy to swallow. Almost any food can be pureed with the right ingredients and equipment. This pamphlet explains how to puree, including what liquids to add, how much food and liquid to mix together, helpful hints to make pureed meals, and ways to add calories and protein. What to do if constipation becomes a problem is also discussed. Recipes are included.
This pamphlet provides guidelines for 4 weeks after your surgery or dilation. These guidelines include soft, moist (wet) foods and fluids that are easy to swallow. If you have an esophageal stent, you will need to follow these guidelines as long as your stent is in place. This pamphlet explains eating guidelines, a puree diet, an esophageal soft diet (best choices and foods to avoid), and recipes for high-protein, high-calorie drinks.
This pamphlet explains how a normal swallow works, causes of swallowing problems, what swallowing problems can lead to, signs, diagnosis, and what happens if a swallowing problem is severe. Alternative ways to get nutrition, fluids, and medications are described. Tips for family members and/or support persons are also listed.