Choking is an unpleasant, sometimes painful condition, which is often accompanied by fear of death.
The medical term for suffocation is the word "asphyxia".
This condition often speaks of dangerous diseases.
Choking is a sign of illness
Suffocation is typical for acute stages of the seriesDiseases affecting the heart system, lungs and respiratory tract. In the case of lung diseases, asphyxiation is due to the fact that the penetration of oxygen into the blood ceases or decreases, and the patency of the respiratory tract is disrupted.
For example, an asthma attack begins with a sharpSensations of lack of air. The person starts to choke. Breathing is a necessary human need for life, therefore, at the slightest disturbances, the body begins to signal danger, which leads to panic and an acute fear of death. It should be noted that there are no problems with breathing outside of acute asthma attacks in sick people. Asthma can be cardiac, it arises from problems with circulatory circulation of the small circle, it can be bronchial, its causes in acute violation of bronchial patency, or mixed, which develops due to myocardial disease or bronchial tree pathologies.
There are also non-allergic asthma attacks, however, they occur much less often. In this case, asphyxia attacks cause brain trauma or serious hormonal disorders.
Signal to action
Choking can signal an asthmaticAttack of any of the listed species. Bronchial asthma is directly related to the obstruction of the airways and the hyperactivity of the bronchi. The cause of asphyxiation (and asthma) is the allergen in the respiratory tract. The response of the organism, which tries to get rid of unwanted substances or not to let them go further, leads to spasm of large and small bronchi, which causes an attack of suffocation.
Choking can be caused by pneumothorax. This is a condition in which a small amount of air accumulates in the pleural cavity due to problems with the tightness of the lungs or damage to the chest wall. Spontaneous small pneumothorax can dissolve independently. But a serious pneumothorax can potentially cause the lung to collapse, which can lead to serious consequences. In this case, medical intervention is required.
If you have an attack of suffocation, call an ambulance. Try not to panic.
A sharp attack of suffocation can talk about a heart attackMyocardium. It occurs when a severed thrombus enters the coronary arteries, clogging them. Blood from such an artery ceases to flow into the heart, depriving it of feeding oxygen. Without it, the heart site can survive only half an hour, after which the death of myocardial cells occurs, which then causes scarring, which prevents the heart muscles from functioning properly, making it difficult and slowing the transfer of blood (and oxygen) in the body.