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mucus hypersecretion

Wednesday 14 June 2017

mucous hypersecretion

In respiratoy tract

Increased mucus production in the respiratory tract is a symptom of many common illnesses, such as the common cold and influenza.

Hypersecretion of mucus can occur in inflammatory respiratory diseases such as respiratory allergies, asthma, and chronic bronchitis.

The presence of mucus in the nose and throat is normal, but increased quantities can impede comfortable breathing and must be cleared by blowing the nose or expectorating phlegm from the throat.