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Choking: Gravity and Precautions for Senior Citizens

Choking is when a person can't speak, cough, or breathe as something is blocking or obstructing the airway. No air can get through. If the airway stays blocked, it can lead to a loss of consciousness and death. Inability to breathe caused by a blockage in the throat or windpipe. Choking occurs when an object or food becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking airflow. If airflow is blocked, choking can be a medical emergency and needs urgent attention. The main symptom is an inability to breathe or talk. There may be accompanying coughing. In severe cases, the skin may turn blue. The object may be dislodged from someone else by alternating between five back blows between the shoulder blades and five abdominal thrusts (the Heimlich manoeuvre). Choking after drinking a glass of water: One Senior Citizen 62 years of age was admitted to the hospital for Choking in his lungs after drinking a glass of water at 11:00 pm on September 2.  He was rushed to the hospital for emergency