Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the dietary management of dysphagia, using thickeners and texture-modified foods.

Cichero, J. 2013. Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety

This clinical paper reviews the evidence available on the use of thickening agents for the management of dysphagia. It includes discussion on different types of thickeners, and looks at their effects on the bioavailability of water, absorption of medications and feelings of satiety when consuming different viscosities.