I constantly (day and night)cough up phlegm. Sometimes choke on it when I lay down. Sometimes its clear but sometimes its yellow and very thick. Been doing this so long its normal to me. Is this a sign of something that needs to be treated? Never been diagnosed with asthma or any other respiratory condition.
This drainage may be from a postnasal condition and less likely from your lungs. There are several causes for this to occur. Whether you do anything about it has to do with how much it bothers you. If it is bothering you a lot, I would suggest seeing an allergist to see if you are allergic. Also having a CT scan of your sinuses will determine if there is inflammation in any of your sinuses causing your symptoms. There are also several medical approaches to controlling the problem. The first step is to determine if this is a problem or a nuisance for you by speaking with your local doctor.
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I have known my husband for 22 years and, of course, I have also known my father-in-law for that same period of time. One of the things that was a constant problem for my father-in-law, Tom Sr., was excessive phlegm. For as long as I have known him, he was constantly clearing his throat. And not just one time, but many, many times in a row. One time I counted and he cleared his throat over 20 times to try and get rid of the excess phlegm that was in the back of his throat. My husband and I found some products last year that have worked wonders on our health and we thought he could benefit, as well, so we asked him to start taking the products. Within a month, the throat clearing had completely stopped. The excess phlegm got a bit worse at first, but in time it was totally gone. I have not heard him clear his throat in that manner (it drove me absolutely crazy) for almost a year. Turns out, Tom had a systemic candida overgrowth that was causing the phlegm. When he got the candida overgrowth under control, the excess phlegm was gone!!
If you have ever, even once, taken antibiotics, corti-steroids like prednisone, birth control pills, chemotherapy or oral acne medications then you may have a candida concern!
Candida albicans is a common yeast found in our digestive system and throat, when we are exposed to anti-biotics, birth control pills, corti-steroids, or prednisone the good bacteria which normally keep candida under control in our systems are killed off and the candida can overgrow. When the candida yeast gets out of control, it morphs into a mycelial fungal form, becomes invasive and grows rhizoids which then burrow into our intestinal wall. These rhizoids leave microscopic holes in the intestinal wall which allows toxins in the form of undigested food particles, bacteria and yeast into our blood stream. When this condition occurs the overgrowth is called Candidiasis or a systemic yeast infection. One indication of a systemic yeast infection is oral thrush or a white coated tongue. The toxins that the yeast puts into our system are responsible for the varying conditions that each individual experiences.
This overgrowth of yeast, I believe also causes excess phlegm and a host of other problems. You could probably get by dealing with candida if excess phlegm was the only problem, but the kicker is that excess phlegm is probably just the tip of the iceberg. You may be suffering from many other symptoms that are related to Yeast and just not realize it. Things like fatigue, painful joints, recurrent vaginal yeast infections (if you are a woman, of course), eye pain, chronic sinusitis, headaches, and more. For a comprehensive list look at this list of Yeast Symptoms. I have supplied a list of things that I was able to solve with the fantastic product I will discuss below. Finding out that I had a candida problem solved so many problems for me! From things as benign as eye pain to water retention and the inability to lose weight.
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A yeast overgrowth will not go away on its own, in fact this insidious fungus grows stronger and stronger with each passing year. I believe that I have unsuspectingly had an overgrowth for at least 20 years. I have suffered miserably with the inability to lose weight, food sensitivities and the like. If I had known of systemic yeast 20 years ago, I would have done everything in my ability to get rid of it when it would have been easier. However, I have found a way that even long time candida sufferers can be free of this nasty fungal infection. You need to cleanse it from your body and I found a wonderful product that helps you do just that. The product is called ThreeLac and, with guidance, I can help you through the process of possibly ridding yourself of excess phlegm and other symptoms once and for all. Learn More about Systemic Yeast Infections.
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I am twenty years old.I cough up mucous AT LEAST 5 times per day. The time of day when it is most abudant is in the morning, in the morning it is usually brown. Throughout the day it is white, are clear. I have had this problem for about 10 months. I run out of breath easily, i have night sweats, and this condition is affecting my everyday life.
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