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I have Asthma and COPD. I have just recovered from bronchitis (again) but am finding something new which is a worry. I have got to a point where I cannot eat because of sputum. No matter what I try to eat I end up at the sink throwing it up. It feels like any food goes down to roughly where your breast bone is and won't go any further. when I throw it up, its just as I swallowed it, not digested, just throw it up and try and eat a bit more only to do the same again. Is this a result of bronchitis with asthma and COPD? Could this be a COPD flare up?

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    could be lots of things, better to see a doctor, seems to me you need some Mucidyne to thin the mucous, but not something any of us could dare to diagnose apart from that. June
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    Mucus in the body can come from allergies, ( so rule that out first get allergy tested ) but can also come from toxins, pollutants and even food additives so try to keep your food as natural as possible for a week or two. The main food that cause sputum is wheat and dairy, so avoid the bread milk and yoghurt these require strong stomach acids to digest and because there is left over they become partly formed food particles which coat in mucus causing further complaint.

    Some would suggest these, and providing you have no allergies no harm in giving them a go

    Oil of oregano, not a clue how people use it but I could ask my client for you, he swears by it it is a natural antibiotic along with Turmeric with whatever you drink or chuck it in a glass of water, it is said that a tea spoon a day of this stuff will work wonders.

    Steam is a favourite clearing the airways nose and throat making it easier to breath.

    Salt and cold water gargled for 30 seconds, yes, I know doesn’t sound nice but that’s supposed to deal with the gunge that gets trapped at the back of your throat

    Do you drink tea? Maybe consider swapping it for the herbal stuff, with a little honey ( sip slow ) to get maximum as the heat will also act to the back of the throat to break down the sputum best teas are Ginger or Lemon , ginger also has natural antibacterial properties ( doesn’t taste all that ) but nor do most of the herbal options. Garlic another one , to combine in to the mix as it will kill the bacteria, your sputum is like a vampire when it comes to garlic, now I know its not a nice thought but if you can eat a clove in the morning you may get it the mucus before it starts.

    These views are that only ( opinions ) of clients and others , they are natural remedies we do not endorse any just pass on information as to how others find relief.

    On another note, suffering COPD have you considered a PHB ? personal health budget? .. now if you don’t know about them in short it’s the NHS money being given directly to you so you can decide what you want to do with it to make you better, and in April 2014 it launches, if you want to explore more or apply drop me a PM we can discuss your options. ( Worth a look )

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    I was actually wondering if it could be because I am under a LOT of stress at the moment?
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    Naturally stress isnt going to help any heath condition, also stress can lead to poor diet which again makes matter worse. I have sent you a PM hope it helps.
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    How are you feeling today? Did you try any of the suggestions? Have they made any difference?
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