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A 37-year-old female asked:

i find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. i do take small bites but i also fear choking. advic?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Why the Fear?: Unless you have some dental/oral problem, you should not have any problem chewing or swallowing. Nature has set up very effective defenses inside our throat that food is guided towards the right passage as long as we are alert and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I would not hesitate and become so cautious as you are...It is not helpful to you. So relax, take big bites and quit worryi.

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Last updated Apr 25, 2014

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