A 46-year-old female asked:
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i get clear mucus in my throat only after i eat and when i lay down to sleep. can it be caused from my heart. started when i got severe edema.

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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sounds like reflux: Not from your heart at all. Most likely juice from your stomach is coming up "silently" without heartburn. You want to not eat or drink before laying down for at least a few hours. Stay away from acids like lemon, orange juice, coffee etc.
Answered on Jan 16, 2013

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