When we choke on our own slobbers, food or water and it gets into our lungs, it is known as aspirating. Mostly, people do it more as they get older. LOL... Kind of like me... OLD!
I have always choked on my own slobbers, food and water, but recently I started choking abut 4 times a day. What I just learned is, we can aspirate ( choke ) because our lungs are weak.
My Dad died because he aspirated very often and eventurally couldn't eat without choking. Yes, he could have had a food tube put into his stomach, be he didn't want that. So he died.
So, back to my aspirating problem. When my Hubs got out of the hospital from his knee replacement, they sent him home with this breathing machine. It is one where you suck in air and expand your lungs and increase lung capacity.
I started using the machine and in a day, I stopped choking so much. I had no idea my lungs were weak. Now that I know, I use this machine once a day... usually at night when I am watching TV. I only use it for 10 inhales and that is it.
I have only choked about 3 times in 2 weeks since I started using it. I have seen that they sell small compact breathing exercisers that are good for traveling. I need to look into these. I think it is very important to keep my lungs strong.
UPDATE I seem to have stopped choking completely. This is so amazing to me that this little breathing machine can stop my choking problem.