Hello. It is a very common problem to have difficulty in swallowing following a stroke
. As the hands and legs are affected in stroke, so are the muscles of throat which are required for swallowing. The good part, however, is that most patients will recover from it as the non-damaged area of the brain takes over the function. Speech pathologists, who also assess swallowing function, can evaluate you and can give you advises like head and neck position while eating, consistency of food item, size of the food bolus and some exercises. All these should definitely help you and will accelerate your recovery. Wish you good luck.