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What could be preventing my rib cage from expanding fully. I have symptoms of GERD (mucus in throat)/asthma. Tons of knots and back pain. Fatigued...

What could be preventing my rib cage from expanding fully. I have symptoms of GERD (mucus in throat)/asthma. Tons of knots and back pain. Fatigued...

Be specific: Gerd and alcohol not a good combination so quit drinking, what do you mean tons of knots where?, take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to loosen the mucous, need more investgation about knots, those might be tihtening the rib muscles pl see a pulmonologist asap. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Its been 6 months since the doctors suspected that i have GERD.Of late I have this mucus like thing on my throat and I belch a lot?

Its been 6 months since the doctors suspected that i have GERD.Of late I have this mucus like thing on my throat and I belch a lot?

May be LPR: LPR=laryngopharyngeal reflux. Exposure of the throat to stomach acid & pepsin may result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, mucus & throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Belching may accompany regurgitation. ...Read more

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I have thick mucus in my throat every day. Have addressed allergies, gerd, environment, take acid pills, use medical wedge, eat right and early.?

I have thick mucus in my throat every day. Have addressed allergies, gerd, environment, take acid pills, use medical wedge, eat right and early.?

Mucous in Throat: Has your doctor checked out your sinuses? Allergies, infections, gerd and cysts and growths can be involved. Ask your pcp for an ENT and a GI referral. ...Read more

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Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) help the mucus from gerd? Is there anything i can take to stop mucus from coming into the back of my throat?

Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) help the mucus from gerd? Is there anything i can take to stop mucus from coming into the back of my throat?

Mucus: The mucus may be coming from your sinuses and nose rather than your gerd.Therefore, i would take antihistamines t o block mucus. ...Read more

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Excessive mucus in throat feels like choking. Worsen when lying down. No heartburn. GERD/LPR/something else?

Mucus: Excessive mucus in throat can be due to: genetic predisposition, diet related (avoid gluten, increase Omega 3), or medication related. ...Read more

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Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and i wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and i wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Cold: Most colds are due to viral infections o the upper respiratory tract , and last 10-14 days. It is common to have a persistent cough afterwards , along with excess mucous production. Gerd is typically associated with heartburn and regurgitation if stomach contents into the esophagus and/or throat. Gerd can get worse with stress as well, such as when you have a cold. ...Read more

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LPR? Excessive mucus in throat throat clearing,neg results 2 ENts. have had 2 nissens for GeRD 10yrs apart. history asthma(not now)All meds haven't worked

LPR? Excessive mucus in throat throat clearing,neg results 2 ENts. have had 2  nissens for GeRD 10yrs apart. history asthma(not now)All meds haven't worked

LPR?: Sounds like you should clear this up with your docs. May need definitive study such as pH probe or CT sinus / nasopharyngoscope / repeat EGD if these have not already been done. If two ENT docs agree and the meds haven't worked we may need to consider an alternate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can GERD be responsible for a mucousy chest/ throat? i have a cough & mucous every now and then, and i notice it more when my heartburn flares.

Can GERD be responsible for a mucousy chest/ throat? i have a cough & mucous every now and then, and i notice it more when my heartburn flares.

Chronic cough & GERD: Yes, absolutely GERD can cause those symptoms. In essence, you describe a chronic cough. GERD, whether symptomatic or silent often causes irritation of the airway resulting in mucous, cough and throat clearing. The other most common causes are asthma (which can be worsened by GERD) and post nasal drip. A trial of an acid blocker should help. It may take a few weeks before noticeable improvement. ...Read more

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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more