I have addressed choking before, but I do not think I have addressed taking pills. When I had a swallow test, they said the flap intended to close off the airway passage from the esophagus doesn’t get the signal in time to close quickly enough. The technicians were surprised I wasn’t coughing. I told them I use applesauce or yogurt to swallow pills… (Something I learned from my father, as he delt with choking.) They told me to use a straw, when I drink fluids. I do not know if the straw slows the liquid enough to let the signal get to my throat in time, or if because putting your head forward and down when sucking is also very helpful. I put the LuminAloe into Almond milk, which makes it thicker than traditional milk and using a straw helps the capsules float to the back of my throat so I trade off, because I don’t want to begin to hate applesauce like my father did.
The following headline captured my attention on a Parkinson’s chat that I follow: Scientists Reveal The Best Way To Swallow Pills. Thai typed:
“Four postures were tested by the team. Taking tablets while resting on the right side was by far the most effective, sending pills into the deepest part of the stomach and achieving a dissolution rate that was 2.3 times quicker than even an upright posture. The worst was lying on the left side. The team was astounded to discover that if a tablet dissolves in 10 minutes on the right side, it may take up to 23 minutes in an upright posture and over 100 minutes while laying on the left side.”
After a couple queries from, other participants I think RebTar said it best……
“I think you have to be hydrated, take the pill upright, and lie down when it has reached the stomach?”
Okay, it really wasn’t telling us how to swallow the tablet or capsule, but I still thought it was interesting.
here is a link to the article https://scitechdaily.com/relieve-headaches-faster-scientists-reveal-the-best-way-to-swallow-pills/