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i have suffered from an over production of mucus virtually all my life. I've had various checks over the years and no obvious cause has been found. Recently ENT repeated that they could see nothing wrong. A lung specialist carried out a bronchoscopy, found nothing particular and diagnosed too much mucus, for which he said he could do nothing. is anyone aware of a drug or other remedy?

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    Can you swallow the mucus OK? And can you swallow food and drink OK?

    If so it is unlikely that you have achalasia.

    Sometimes people with achalasia suffer from bubbly saliva that will not clear, but that is associated with a build up of saliva in the throat and oesophagus because it won't flow down into the stomach because of the tightness of the lower oesophageal sphincter between the oesophagus and your stomach by your diaphragm

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      in answer to your questions, the mucus seems to stay in my throat. i am not aware of swallowing it. I feel relief when I expurgate it.

      i have a little difficulty in swallowing food. sometimes it goes down my windpipe. i always thought that was because i was eating too fast

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