Interesting Observation especially for those with Bulbar issues

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Geo

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For those with Bulbar issues ,try to blow up a Balloon ,you'll find that all or most of the air goes out your nose . The soft palate doesnt shut the airflow off through the nose . If you pinch your nose shut you can do it I thaught i would share this Geo
 

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You're so right. I can't even blow out a candle unless I pinch my nose. The last time (2 yrs. ago) I re-certified for CPR, I used one of those swimmer's nose clips. Otherwise I couldn't have given the required respirations to the dummy.
 

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All because the soft palate wont close off the air from escaping through the nose . This is what causes the Hypernasal speech also .If i grimis or contort my face i can blow out a candle but not good enough to blow up a balloon. Those buggers are tough LOL Geo
 
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