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Why does a person choke while eating and what to do to prevent choking?”

Obese people with breathing problem are more prone to choke on what they eat as the food gets into their windpipe. The persons with a crooked mouth and uneven chin structure or those missing a tooth, experience more often such chocking problems due to what they eat. Especially, the children who have not completed oral and dental development yet have a high risk of chocking as they are prone to swallowing difficulties.

“Malnutrition leads to sudden death”

The fact that malnutrition and consequently obesity increase in childhood results in malnourishment and several other diseases. It is usually required to encourage the fight against obesity, especially in childhood age groups, in order to prevent the long-term consequences of nutritional disorders and obesity. Unfortunately, nutritional disorders can also cause sudden deaths. It almost happened to everyone that the food we eat accidentally gets into our windpipe. After a couple of coughs, we usually get rid of it. However, the obese people with respiratory problems tend to be more likely to be choked by the food getting into their windpipe. In addition, the persons with a crooked mouth and uneven chin structure or those missing a tooth, experience more often such chocking problems due to what they eat.

Particularly, children are more prone to chocking due to difficulty of swallowing because their oral and dental development has not yet been completed. Even though these incidents of choking can often end up with the removal of the swallowed food, by means of a short coughing spell or with the help of someone; they could unfortunately result in death although rarely. When the choking and death associated with food is examined, it is often observed that the food swallowed is semi-solid food. It gets so difficult to remove such food because swell with water. These include sausage-salami, bread, confectionery, nuts-peanuts, grapes, raw carrot and apple, which often cause choking.