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Choking after eating ketchup or anything. Very scary. Suggestions?

I have been having this problem for some time now. I kinda get choken on things. It can be saliva water, ketchup or about anything. It sometimes happens in my sleep. I get choked and can let air out but can t take air in. This lasts for a minute or two gasping for air then I can breath normally again... help its very scary
Wed, 21 Aug 2013
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Hello,

This problem is medically significant and due attention needs to be given.
This may be due to sleep apnea syndrome.
Consult your doctor to rule out this condition be there is a high risk of cardiac events associated with this condition.
Obesity is the main cause of this problem.
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