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What Happens When Food Goes down the Wrong Way?

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If food goes down the wrong way, it can lead to coughing. When food gets stuck, it can become lodged in the trachea which can result in choking.
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The gag reflex is triggered causing the person to cough in order to clear the airway.
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Usually when food or drink goes down the wrong pipe it causes Choking. Thanks
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it's called aspiration. this happens when the epiglottis doesn't cover the glottis all the way. the food/drink then proceeds down the trachea (windpipe) and you cough to clear the
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Drink should go down the esophagus to the stomach. The wrong pipe means it went down the windpipe.
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