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Drooling is a common symptom of Parkinson's. Could a workout for the swallowing muscles help? – The Conversation AU

Friday, 18 February, 2022

Drooling is a common symptom of Parkinson's. Could a workout for the swallowing muscles help? – The Conversation AU

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Imagine not wanting to leave your house because of fear you would drool. That’s the choice many people with Parkinson’s disease confront every day.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative condition in Australia after dementia. It’s estimated around 70,000 Australians live with it and one of the most vexing symptoms is drooling. People with Parkinson’s don’t produce more saliva. Rather, they don’t swallow their saliva as often or as well.
This debilitating symptom is experienced by up to 74% of people who have Parkinson’s. Consequently, many avoid social situations and become socially isolated.
Read more at: https://theconversation.com/drooling-is-a-common-symptom-of-parkinsons-could-a-workout-for-the-swallowing-muscles-help-158954

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