An estimated 15 million Americans are afflicted with dysphagia, a condition that causes discomfort or difficulty swallowing. At its most severe - when patients entirely lose their ability to eat - dysphagia can profoundly disrupt a life.
Common among stroke survivors, patients with neurological disorders like Parkinson's Disease, and patients with head and neck cancer
Disproportionately affects the elderly; an estimated half of all rest home residents suffer
Success with existing treatments has been limited, at best
VitalStim® Therapy is the first proven treatment for dysphagia. It's the only dysphagia therapy backed by compelling clinical data and cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VitalStim Therapy uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. At the same time, we help patients "re-educate" their muscles through rehabilitation therapy.
* Based on clinical electrical stimulation
* Proven safe
* Remarkably successful in real-world use
* Better-and faster-results than any traditional therapy