Student asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

Why do I have so much mucus even when I'm healthy?

I have mucus even when I'm not sick, even when I feel like a million bucks.

I don't smoke and seldom drink, and I'm in excellent health (I run 5K and 10K marathons).

I notice a lot of clear mucus after a long run. But generally speaking, I always have a runny nose or a cough even when the rest of me is clicking on all cylinders!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Certain foods such as milk and bread cause an increase of mucus secretions. These foods have large protein molecules (casein and gluten) which are difficult to digest and are more prone to putrefaction, and may be toxic or an irritant to the body.

    Dr. Robert Gray, a nutritionist, determined, through intensive testing that certain foods are mucus-forming and others are mucus cleansing. The foods shown to cause mucus are dairy products, white flour, meat, eggs, potatoes, beans, rice, grains, fish, peanuts and fats.

    Mucous in your throat may be due to allergies (it's called allergic rhinitis). (Dr. Judith Feinberg University of Cincinnatti College of Medicine)

    "hen allergy is the cause of the problem the condition is called rhinitis. In addition to the excess mucus, the nose may also be runny, blocked up, itchy, and people sneeze a lot. An accumulation of droppings from house dust mites are commonly responsible for the irritation. House dust mites are found in particularly high numbers in the bedrooms in almost every household, in the pillows and mattress. So try washing your bedlinen regularly at high temperatures, and invest in special anti-allergy mattress and pillow covers.

    If the air in our homes or workplace is too dry, the lining of the nose becomes dried out and this stimulates mucous production to moisten it. Double glazing, central heating and carpeting often cause the air to become too dry in the home, while air-conditioning can cause it in the workplace.

    Constantly clearing the throat will promote mucous production, so try not to do this. "

    you might like to try humidifying the air at home by placing a bowl of water in the bedroom overnight. Doing this, and also inhaling steam a few times a day with olbas or eucalyptus oil drops added to the hot water, will loosen the mucus and allow it to drain away more easily - as will sleeping with an extra pillow for a while. Try using an anti-inflammatory nasal spray from the pharmacist for a while, too."

    (Dr.Rob Hicks:http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/excessm...

  • 5 years ago

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    I have mucus even when I'm not sick, even when I feel like a million bucks.

    I don't smoke and seldom drink, and I'm in excellent health (I run 5K and 10K marathons).

    I notice a lot of clear mucus after a long run. But generally speaking, I always have a runny nose or a cough...

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    4 years ago

    Too Much Mucus

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't smoke or drink but always had the problem and thought it was normal just for me. But I just found out a month ago its becuase I'm not drinking enough juice like apple, OJ, Grape and so on. Try drink a couple glasses of juice everyday it helped me alot. Also more water is sposse to help but I don't really like plain water. Hope this helps good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have had the same problem for the last 3 months.

    It seems no matter how many times I blow my nose,the phlegm is always there.

    And its as thick as glue.

    I guess its just a wicked sinus virus going around..

  • 1 decade ago

    PROB YOUR DAIRY INTAKE. THAT MAKES A LOT OF MUCUS .

  • 1 decade ago

    alergies is what causes it in me

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