PHLEGM OR THROAT MUCUS

Phlegm or throat mucus is one of the dangerous things that can destroyed  the voice yet looks insignificant. I decided to talk about it becuase I have recieved so many questions about it this week. As a singer or speaker, you need to be getting it out of your system by daily exercise. My name is GINA DOE and you can call me the VOICE ANATOMIST. On Facebook, YouTube, Google, Quora, Pinterest and Instagram it’s GINA DOE. On Twitter it’s GIDOE’S WORLD and on Snapchat it’s VOICEANATOMY.

Our bodies produce up to 1.5 litre a day whether you are sick or healthy. The mucus clog in our throat when we are sick and that make a lot of people think that our bodies produce mucus only when we are sick.

CAUSES OF THICK THROAT MUCUS:

*Allergies and sore throat can cause thick throat mucus.

*Post-nasal drip can cause mucus to drop from the back of our nose down the throat which will cause the throat mucus to thickens over time.

*Croup is a viral infection which causes the voice box and the windpipe to widen up. As a matter of fact, all kinds of infections for example LARYNGITIS, PHARYNGITIS, PNEUMONIA, SINUSITIS?TUBERCULOSIS, TONSILITIS, EPIGLOTITIS to mention but a few cause throat mucus to thickens.

*Pregnancy is one of the main causes of throat mucus. Why? Because pregnancy causes the blood flow in your mucous membranes to increase. In response to the additonal blood volume, the lining of your sinuses and nasal passageways tends to sxell, sometimes restricting your airflow. Have you ever wondered why the noses of most pregnant women swollen? Very practical!

SYMPTOMS OF THROAT MUCUS: throat congestion, coughing out mucus, phlegm and shortness of breath.

*Some foods can cause throat mucus to thicken. For instance:

*Caffeine especially the variety found in soda.

*Alcohol

*Foods with gluten. Avoid such foods especially when you are allergic to them.

*The eating of too much banana. I remember as a kid I was told banana makes you sing good. So I used to eat that too much. But as I was growing I started noticing of accumulated throat mucus which was making my singing gets bad. Then I went to my doctor and he told me that I eat too much banana. So I wasn’t shocked when I was told at school that too much banana makes throat mucus thickens.

Thank you for passing by.

To be continue…

 

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