Why is it difficult to let a liquid run down your throat without having the urge to swallow?

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Why is it difficult to let a liquid run down your throat without having the urge to swallow?

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I think it’s because breathing is the default option for your throat. Your body would think you are drowning.

Because your airway doesn’t want any liquid. Swallowing closes the airway so the food and liquid goes down the other tube.

By default the passage to your lungs is open and the one to your stomach is closed. When you swallow that switches to prevent you from drowning or taking food into your lungs.