Apr 20, 2017

A Tough Pill to Swallow

We all experience the phenomenon of food “going down the wrong pipe”. Thankfully, our body has a built-in defense mechanism that allows a secondary passageway to block the food or drink from going to the lungs. Unfortunately, according to a recent University of Florida study, older patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury, can develop impaired swallowing, which can lead to pneumonia or even death!

At this point in time, there are no pharmaceutical companies that have an ongoing drug discovery program aimed at restoring weakened swallow and cough. We at Caretech Group are keeping our ears to the ground to ensure that our clients can be at the forefront of treating these conditions. When a drug or program does finally come out, you will be able to rely on us to know the best and most economical methods.

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