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Can you die from choking on water or other liquids?

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Can you die from choking on water or other liquids?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 7 years ago.
Water or other fluids are sufficient to block the respiratory ways.This is the mechamism which does happen in choking during drowning.
But may i ask why are you asking this?
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Sometimes I have strangled on water or soda and can't get my breath

Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 7 years ago.
This type of problem does occur when you do drink water in hurry or there is incoordination of muscles in upper part of food pipe.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Can you stop breathing and die from this?
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 7 years ago.
God makes our body in a way that it can co ordinate with various functions.When we drink water then at the time the epiglottis structure does block the way of the air passages for a while .You may see it in routine life .You can not drink for a long time you have to stop in between to take the breath.When at the time our brain does need oxygen then we have to stop & take breath & drink again.So do not bother in absence of any organic disease this is just a fear,just relax your self & keep enjoying.

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