Are phlegm and mucus the same thing?
Phlegm is usually found in the back of the throat or in the lungs. It comes from the lower respiratory tract. In contrast, mucus is usually found on the lining of the nose. It acts as a filter to protect the lungs when inhaled. To remove it, simply blow your nose. However, the phlegm in the throat is thick and sticky. This is usually noticed during coughing. An excess of this secretion can be a symptom of a respiratory illness, such as bronchitis.
How is mucus formed?
Our bodies produce mucus and phlegm to stay healthy. It is a protective, slippery substance that forms in the throat, sinuses and lungs. This substance protects your body’s cells and helps trap irritants and bacteria. However, if bacteria or viruses overwhelm your body’s natural defenses, more phlegm will be produced. For most people, excess mucus and phlegm are eliminated without any problems. However, in some cases, the bronchi fill with mucus, making the lungs vulnerable to infection. These conditions include bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. Either way, when you cough, your body needs to get rid of this substance.
In natural quantities, mucus acts as a natural filter for bacteria. Your lungs are very vulnerable to bacteria and infections. Since the lungs are internal organs, the oxygen you breathe goes directly to the lungs. Learn more about how to improve your lung health.
How to clear mucus from the lungs
Although the mucus is unpleasant, it is safe to swallow. Because your body can reabsorb it safely. However, phlegm must be eliminated from the body. Advice from health workers – cough. Because it will contain viruses and dead bacteria. When you cough, it helps your body get rid of the infection. Effective cough suppressants are also available, such as POWERbreathe Mucus Clearer.
Can phlegm cause a cough?
At night, the discharge will be more problematic. It’s simply due to gravity. This shock will hit the chest hard. This causes coughing. You can reduce this by elevating your sleeping position. Just support yourself with a pillow. In fact, coughing is the body’s natural way of getting rid of phlegm. This will help you get better.
When to consult a doctor ?
The NHS recommends seeing a doctor immediately if you cough up blood. They also recommend seeing a GP if:
your cough lasts more than 3 weeks (persistent cough)
your cough gets worse quickly
you have chest pain
You are losing weight for no reason
Neck swelling and side pain (swollen glands)
it becomes more difficult to breathe
Your immune system is weakened due to diabetes or chemotherapy.
Phlegm is broken down with or without medication.
Expectorants may be prescribed to increase bronchial secretion. They are intended to relieve coughs. But expectorants are medicines. But the POWERbreathe shaker is an effective, drug-free alternative.
Natural remedies for phlegm
A natural way to get rid of phlegm in your throat and lungs is to use a POWERbreathe shake. This handheld, drug-free device “pops” mucus in the chest to make it more mobile. Shaking releases secretions and makes coughing easier.
How to get rid of phlegm naturally
Inside the vibrator is a weighted bullet. When you breathe through the device, the balloon rises and then falls under its own weight. This happens quickly and is felt as a vibration. This vibration and gentle resistance moves and liquefies the mucus. You can then spit it out.