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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 (tiredness). This means it can take longer to eat a meal.

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

Written by community speech-language therapists, Canterbury DHB. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed October 2020.

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Page reference: 122165

Review key: HISWD-121957