Check if you are at risk
The risk of lacking energy and nutrients when you have swallowing problems is very high. This might be followed by the risk of being malnourished. Therefore, it is particularly important to recognize the first signs of this as quickly as possible. So how can you assess your nutritional status?
Analysis of your nutritional status and diagnosis of an inadequate diet can be undertaken by the doctor treating you, on the basis of a variety of tests and a thorough medical history. A BMI (body mass index) check – measuring your height versus your weight can provide you with the first indications of a possible risk.