Gastroenterologist Pomoynetskaya: why mucus appears in the throat and how to get rid of it

Doctor of the highest category, therapist, gastroenterologist Olga Pomoynetskaya, told what causes mucus in the throat and how to get rid of it.

The doctor reminded that mucus is produced in response to some irritant, this is a defense mechanism of the body.

How to identify the causes of mucus in the throat:

    < li>Check the nasopharynx, sinuses, tonsils, referring to the ENT
  • Contact a gastroenterologist

What irritants can be:

  • allergy
  • bacteria or viruses
  • mechanical damage (produced during mechanical damage for self-defense when acidic contents are thrown into the esophagus from the stomach)

– The appearance of mucus indicates that there is an inflammatory process, and the mucous membrane “wants to clear itself”, remove the allergen/irritant from the body, the doctor noted in her blog.

< b>Gastrointestinal causes of mucus:

  • chronic inflammation in the stomach (gastritis)
  • helicobacter pylori
  • GERD/heartburn
  • upper esophageal sphincter insufficiency (reflux)

Some foods and dishes contribute to the formation of mucus. You may be eating too much of this food. Even in healthy people, in this case, mucus will accumulate, and if such products are intolerant, it will be released many times more, maintaining inflammation in the mucous membranes.

  • Dairy products ( milk, kefir, yogurts)
  • Flour (baking)
  • Sweet
  • Anything with gluten

— The simplest and most effective thing you can do to get rid of mucus in the throat – exclude the above products from the diet for at least one week, the expert advised.

Foods that help clear the body of mucus include carrots, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, beets, onions, garlic, and ginger. They contain a lot of nutrients and fibers that help loosen and expel mucus. Also among the recommendations you can find advice to gargle with salt water and drink plenty of fluids.

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Olga Pomoynetskaya Olga Pomoynetskaya Medicine Doctor of the highest category, internist, gastroenterologist