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Doctor insights on: Foods That Reduce Phlegm

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Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Food not a factor: Foods are not a factor in production of mucus in the lungs nor do foods help in removing it. Steam inhalation may help loosen the mucus and make it easier to come out. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Could you recommend foods or snacks that would freshen breath and reduce saliva production?

Could you recommend foods or snacks that would freshen breath and reduce saliva production?

Xylitol: Xylitol mints or gum will decrease the number of bacteria in your mouth and this will make your fresher. Salvia is a good thingthatwill remove bacteria and their toxins. Dry mouths have more decay. And breath problems. ...Read more

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Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods. Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts. Need to clear throat.

Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods.  Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts.  Need to clear throat.

Common, but...: These foods with high sugar and acids will stimulate salvia production, so this can be normal for you.M there is also the possibility of an allergic reaction to something in these foods and drinks. You can avoid tenses things or talk to your dentist about this and find out exactly why this is happening. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks prevent halitosis?

What foods and drinks prevent halitosis?

Prevent halitosis: In general, eat a healthy, balanced diet and regular meals. A serving of yogurt per day is helpful to prevent halitosis, as are carrots, apples, celery, melons, berries and citrus fruits. Herbs such as cardamom, rosemary, eucalyptus, coriander can be steeped in a tea or chewed on fresh. Parsley works as well. ...Read more

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I've heard that foods( eg: fava beans) which improve HGH can also increase the testerone lv, will consume a lot of these foods make me less feminine?

I've heard that foods( eg: fava beans) which improve HGH can also increase the testerone lv, will consume a lot of these foods make me less feminine?

Live wisely: People hear all sorts of things every day of their lives... But how much of it is true?... And for whom might it be true?... And what bad things might happen if one does too much of one thing, one food, one habit, or one activity? It's wise not to think much of this kind of stuff, so i wouldn't count on foods to alter growth hormone, testosterone, etc.; and would always eat a big variety of foods. ...Read more

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Semen pH acidic. What key foods should be avoided to increase semen pH? Or what foods should you eat to decrease pH?

Semen pH acidic. What key foods should be avoided to increase semen pH? Or what foods should you eat to decrease pH?

Really? acidic ?: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9675619 there's nothing out there on acidic. Some of the components particular to semen (modified amino acids) make it basic. Foods cannot make the blood acidic. While some drugs are concentrated (somewhat) in semen compared to plasma. You'd need a lot of the drug in the semen to make it acidic and of the few drugs studied that way, none are acids that I've seen. ...Read more

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To reduce fat wheat is important to us . Also eating meat is more beneficial or eating green vegetables to reduce fat and weight?

To reduce fat wheat is important to us . Also eating meat is more beneficial or eating green vegetables to reduce fat and weight?

Veggies: To loss weight you must reduce carbohydrate consumption. Vegetables and fruits are always preferable to red meat. I would substitute fish for meat as a source of protein. ...Read more

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Is there any vegetarian food that helps prevent or reduce gerd?

Low fat diet: Low fat diet is what is recommended for gerd whether it is vegetarian or meat based. ...Read more

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I believe there are foods causing cough like mango and dried fish. What other foods to avoid that cause it?

I believe there are foods causing cough like mango and dried fish. What other foods to avoid that cause it?

Depends....: Your cough is likely caused by bronchospasm related to food allergy. You should avoid any food which causes these symptoms. You could see an allergist for further testing to determine precisely what causes your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu i'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu i'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way. I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy  and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Pulmonologist: If you have severe coughing after drinking fluid, it's possible you're aspirating (inhaling) fluid. Another possibility is a fistula (abnormal connection) between trachea and esophagus. See a pulmonologist promptly. ...Read more

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All the asthmatic patients have high level of chitinase? If the answer is yes, do they avoid foods that contain chitinase! like kiwi , tomato...Etc!

All the asthmatic patients have high level of chitinase? 
If the answer is yes, 
do they avoid foods that contain chitinase! like kiwi , tomato...Etc!

Pop & simplistic: Chitinase is one of hundreds of enzymes in the human respiratory system, and in some (by no means all) asthmatics, it tends to run high, probably because it runs high where there's inflammation. Some people are allergic to one or more of the chitinases found in nature. Other people aren't. And empirically, most asthmatics handle chitinase-rich foods just fine. One more easy, mostly-wrong answer. ...Read more

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Eating chocolate, honey and other sweet foods immediatly burns my throat! is the esophagus sensitive to sweet/strong foods? (can anxiety cause this?)

Eating chocolate, honey and other sweet foods immediatly burns my throat! is the esophagus sensitive to sweet/strong foods? (can anxiety cause this?)

Throat burn: Throat burning with certain foods may be due to reflux of acid in the throat. You can have this without the typical reflux symptom of heartburn. Other symptoms of reflux into the throat are hoarseness, phlegm, cough, throat clearing, low grade sore throat, feelings of a lump in the throat... Stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms in the throat. ...Read more

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Do chicken liver and sesame seeds increase cholestrol level.are there specific food to avoid in order to lower cholesterol?

Do chicken liver and sesame seeds increase cholestrol level.are there specific food to avoid in order to lower cholesterol?

Stop worrying: Liver from any source is loaded with cholesterol. Nobody's studied the impact of sesame seeds. But this stuff's trivial. Life's hard enough without feeling you need to make minor food choices worrying about a lab test. Cholesterol levels are mostly genetic and reflect the overall patterns of exercise and, to a lesser extent, diet. Stay fit and eat sensibly overall, & enjoy sesame if you want. ...Read more

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What foods increase and decrease DHT production?

What foods increase and decrease DHT production?

Tobacco decreases : Dht production because blood flow testes, where Dht is produced, high cholesterol containing foods likely inhibit Dht production. Tofu and soy products can have an estrogen-like effect and decrease Dht production. Some shellfish like oysters & mussels may stimulate Dht production. Raw onions and garlic are beneficial for vascular health & thus are probably good for Dht production. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

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