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Can esophageal obstruction cause choking?

Does this ever happen (for any age) in emergency (CPR) situations? If so, how can one determine that the obstruction is esophageal and not tracheal and how does one apply CPR in this case? Thank you.
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Do the hands fist after a body is hanged?

Recently, I lost a loved one to suicide by hanging. There was a man who arrives at him at some point after the person committed suicide. The man did not make any attempts to save the victim, saying ...
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How long does it take for fluid to clear from the lungs on average and how does this happen?

If a person somehow gets a fixed amount of fluid or fine particles into their lungs such as by accidentally inhaling rather than swallowing and the cough reflex doesn't expel it how is it removed and ...
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How are performers able to "swallow" swords without harming their body?

While I recognize that most magicians and street performers that "swallow" swords are most likely doing an optical allusion, some people have actually done this correct? How is it possible for ...
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What's the quickest and most effective way of removing food from the windpipe in an emergency room setting?

The Heimlich maneuver is well-known as a way of ejecting food and other obstructions from the windpipe, yet it is not always effective. If someone began choking on food in the best possible ...
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At what age (or what size) is safe to implement the Heimlich maneuver on a child if they are choking?

At what age (or what size) is safe to implement the Heimlich maneuver on a child if they are choking? I'm worried if I were to see a child choking, and I applied the Heimlich maneuver, that I might ...
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How can I tell if a fish bone is stuck in my throat?

So I had fish for dinner. I felt a sharp pain in my mouth, but don't know why but decided to swallow it instead of spitting it out. Now I don't know if it stuck in my throat or did it went down. Now I ...
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What might happen if we don't chew food properly?

This question might be simple but it has kind of been bothering me for a while. Lately I have been observing that I don't chew my food properly. If it comes to small sliced vegetables or it is rice, ...
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