Tough mucus in your throat may be a symptom of hiatus hernia when the body protects the mucous membranes against the acidic gastric juices that leak into the oesophagus.
Do you almost always have tough mucus in your throat even if you don’t have a cold? You may clear your throat often and the problem feel more noticeable in the evening, at night or in the morning.
Mucus can be difficult to swallow, maybe you even need to have a ‘spittoon’ next to the bed or have to go and spit in the sink. In such cases you are far from alone.
Causes of mucus in the throat
Any mucus you feel in your throat can be a symptom of a hiatus hernia, a weakened diaphragm, and is intended to protect the mucous membranes against the acidic gastric juices that leak into the oesophagus from the stomach.
Mucus in the throat is the body’s defence mechanism to protect the mucous membranes against the acidic gastric juices.
Read more about the symptoms of a hiatal hernia.
You’ve probably tried many different methods to get rid of your ailments, ranging from excluding dairy products to buying expectorant medication from a pharmacy.
If you recognize several symptoms of hiatus hernia in yourself, then treatment with the IQoro neuromuscular training device is a possible solution. The IQoro treats the cause and not just the symptoms of the problems of a hiatus hernia.
Reviewed by: Mary Hägg
Dr. Mary Hägg, Doctor of Medicine, Post-doctoral researcher at Uppsala University specialising in orofacial medicine, Head of Department at the Speech and Swallowing Centre: Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Hudiksvall Hospital, Sweden. Registered Dentist. In cooperation with MYoroface.
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