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Safe eating & drinking with facial weakness or numbness

Some conditions, such as brain injury and stroke, can cause muscle weakness, shortness of breath, and fatigue, or tiredness. This means it can take a long time to eat.

The following tips will help to make eating easier and safer.

Written by community speech-language therapists, Canterbury DHB. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2016.

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Page reference: 122165

Review key: HISWD-121957