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I cough up phlegm every time I eat. What causes this and should I be concerned?

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Dr. Edward Hirsch
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Reflux?

acid reflux can cause asthma and coughing.
If you are coughing every time you eat, you may be having reflux due to either expansion of your stomach or the foods that you are eating. Spicy foods, alcohol, mints and chocolate are some of the foods that can cause reflux.

In brief: Reflux?

acid reflux can cause asthma and coughing.
If you are coughing every time you eat, you may be having reflux due to either expansion of your stomach or the foods that you are eating. Spicy foods, alcohol, mints and chocolate are some of the foods that can cause reflux.
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