What Causes Frequent Choking on Saliva or Food?
I often choke on food or my own saliva to the point that I have sever difficulty breathing for about 5 to 20 seconds. I wouldn’t say it happens frequently but it happens often enough that I become worried that the next time I might choke to death. I would like to know the source of the problem. Why do I frequently choke on food or saliva?
So for example, sometimes I am swallowing spit that is produced by the glands in my mouth and a small amount of watery liquid feels like to goes down the wrong pipe. Even though it seems like a small amount of spit, I end up struggling for air. What is causing this?