Milani The Original thick-It regular Strength Instant Healthcare Food Thickener (1.02 kg) Milani The Original Thick-It Regular Strength Instant Healthcare Food Thickener easily modifies liquids and pureed foods for people with swallowing disorders. Milani The Original Thick-It Regular Strength Instant Healthcare Food Thickener has revolutionized the way people think about food & dysphagia care since 1987. More than 15 million Americans are affected by dysphagia, and with the high number of our population growing older and living longer, this number is expected to increase. Doctors, Speech Language Pathologists and Registered Dietitians have come to recognize the value and quality Milani The Original Thick-It Regular Strength Instant Healthcare Food Thickener; food thickening products have to offer. Because of their trust in Milani's products, these healthcare professionals have recommended Milani's food thickening products to patients with swallowing problems for over 20 years. Thickens hot or cold, thin or thick liquids and pureed foods to desired nectar-like, honey-like or pudding-like consistencies Sets most foods & liquids within 30-60 seconds, dissolving instantly Does not change appearance or taste of food Gives the body caloric intake, nutrients & hydration needed for healthful living Will not over thicken and will not bind liquids Decreases the risk of aspiration Are kosher parve and gluten-free Dysphagia & Swallowing Problems:Food Thickeners for Easier Eating Recognizing the Signs of Dysphagia & Other Swallowing Problems Dysphagia is a medical term used to describe swallowing problems. The term itself is derived from the Greek root dys meaning difficulty or disordered; and, phagia meaning to eat. In order to better understand dysphagia, we have outlined the swallowing process, what causes dysphagia and the effects on the human body, and the importance of having the right food thickeners that allow for easier eating.