Even though you might know how to behave in the event that a person is suffocating because of a foreign body that has ended up obstructing the airways, facing this eventuality when alone is an event that puts a lot of fear. However, there are maneuvers even in the case where a person finds himself alone and with a foreign body in the throat that prohibits breathing.

The Heimlich maneuver is the one that can save lives and can also be done on oneself in a very particular way, as Jeff Rehman, a US paramedical firefighter in a very comprehensive video, exposed.

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The video shows all the steps to be able to perform the Heimlich maneuver on oneself. The first thing to keep in mind is not to panic because in these cases every second proves to be precious to save one’s life. Then you will have to place yourself on the ground, as if you were doing push-ups and after supporting your body with your arms, you will let it fall to the ground without protecting yourself with your hands, rather leaving them raised.

In this way, the chest will fall to the ground and will have a violent impact with the floor. In this way, the foreign body that is obstructing your airway should end up out of the mouth because the impact with the ground will cause a lot of air to escape from the diaphragm and help expel the foreign body. All you have to do is follow the video very carefully…