"Pneumonia" due to wrong swallowing
A certain acquaintance suddenly had pneumonia and had to be hospitalized
with an ambulance.
That person could not figure out as to how
he could get pneumonia when he did not even have a common cold.
The doctor in the hospital explained that aged people have prior
subjective symptoms and high temperature followed by pneumonia
He concluded the explanation saying that there is
no awareness for the causes of pneumonia, which may cause death
in the worst case.
I asked him questions such as
"Did his preferred meal change
"Does he choke while eating?"
"Does he snore?"
"Does he turn sideways while sleeping?"
times does he get up to go to the toilet while sleeping?",
From the questions it apparently seems that wrong swallowing
while sleeping may have caused pneumonia.
When the mouth is open
while sleeping, not only does the root of the tongue not subside
in the upper respiratory tract, but there is also a state in which
the larynx also subsides in the esophagus walls and sticks to
Bacteria and the secretions, which mix with saliva, are sent
to the lung as it is through the larynx.
When the physical condition
of the person in question drops down without any subjective symptoms,
the person catches a cold or feels tired during the so-called
no-sickness condition and when it is joined by immunity power
decrease, it causes sudden pneumonia
Please pay attention to the difference between the above two
pictures in the width of the respiratory tract when the mouth
is closed and opened.
When you sleep facing upwards, even if you
are able to close the lips firmly, a little gap is surely left
between the larynx and the esophagus walls and saliva containing
bacteria or other secretions flow in the direction of the stomach
through the gap.
Therefore, we have to sleep with our mouth closed.
In case of
aged people, why do they suddenly choke and have a coughing fit
and why do they face death due to pneumonia in summers or tropical
*There are individual differences in effect.