Sit up straight and let gravity help

Sit up straight and let gravity help

While the muscles of the oesophagus are important in delivering food to the stomach, gravity can also help keep food moving. Eating while sitting upright and avoiding lying down after meals are ways to help improve swallowing problems that come with dysphagia.1

 

  1. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/difficulty-swallowing-dysphagia-overview. Accessed December 2014.