Ailments & Conditions

Airway Obstruction: Types, Causes, and Diagnosis

What Is an Airway Obstruction?

As the words imply, an airway obstruction refers to a congestion in any area of the airway, which is a complicated group of tubes. They work to transport inhaled air into the lungs from the mouth and nose. A blockage would completely or partially prevent air from entering the lungs. In mild cases, there is no need to worry. However, a major obstruction would lead to life-threatening complications that may require medical attention. [1]