Calling everybody with sticky phlegm in their throats

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Cecelia
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   Posted 11/20/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Calling everybody with sticky phlegm in their throats.   I have suffered from this for years and kept on coughing day and night, even had a bad bout of bronchitis although I did not have a cold.  I was sent to a throat/nose specialist and had a camera explore my sinus areas and to my amazement was told that this area was crystal clear.   My stomach caused the sticky phlegm!    I was told that I had too much stomach acid and that this escaped thru a weak "valve"(to use everyday language) and that my throat manufactured the phlegm to protect itself.   My doctor put me on omeprazole which only made matters worse.  I started researching this and found that too little acid and too much acid in your stomach had more or less the same symptoms, so assumed that I had too little stomach acid and did more research.   Found that this could be caused by lack of enzymes, so bought "Bio-enzymes", and lo and behold, after only three days I have already gone thru an entire day and night without coughing!  Cannot even remember when last this happened ...
During my research I also found that if you had Gerd, whether due to excess stomach acid, or the opposite you have to follow certain rules:  Small meals more often, do not bend, do not eat or drink anything two hours before retiring at night, stay away from chocolate, peppermint and menthol lozenges or cough medicines containing same as these products relax your "valve" allowing more gunk to be pushed into your throat, ie more heartburn (which I never had ..) or more sticky phlegm.   Would like to share this with others suffering from Gerd, or those not even knowing that they have it.
I'm still doing research and have since found the symptoms of lack of enzymes:
Flatulence, heartburn, diarrhea, spasms, lactose intolerence, constipation, gastro esophgeal reflux, peptic ulcers and indigestion.
 
Cecelia
 

 

 

 

Post Edited (Cecelia) : 12/6/2010 12:17:18 AM (GMT-7)


ZhyKitty
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   Posted 11/20/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for sharing this... : )

Alcie
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   Posted 11/21/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Bio Enzymes sounds like a plan! I have also gotten some relief from Mucinex 12-hour which clears my sinuses especially at night.
Alcie
 
 

Cecelia
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   Posted 11/22/2010 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to those who responded to my posting.  I'm hoping my info will assist many who are struggling with phlegm in their throats, thinking this is connected with post nasal drips etc.   Found a very interesting article   "Gerd:  The surprising source of many physical disorders" which was quite an eye-opener
Cecelia

jgaustin
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   Posted 11/22/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a link to what you took called bio-enzymes? I searched and found a bizarre array of things. Not really sure what you took

stkitt
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   Posted 11/22/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting that info.  I know members will find it useful.
 
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Cecelia
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   Posted 11/23/2010 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi jgaustin -
I did so much research on the internet re reflux, and one of the websites suggested taking enzymes .. so I just toddled to the nearest health shop and asked for enzymes and the owner gave me something called "Bio-enzymes for life" Superior digestive enzyme blend with Bromelain, also contains Aspergillus which provide the full range of digestive enzymes. - Hopefully you will be able to buy something similar at a healthshop or pharmacy.

Cecelia
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   Posted 11/26/2010 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Apologies .. I never gave info re a link to enzymes.   Found several good websites, here is one of them:

Cecelia
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   Posted 11/26/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Regarding previous posting - anybody having problems with GERD, too low or too high stomach acid, whatever your symptoms, try visiting this website:
 
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