9 Causes for Throat Clearing and How to Make It Stop:
Nosebleeds – You have nosebleeds every now and then?
Then you are suffering from nasal congestion. If your nose bleeds regularly, it means that there is some sort of blockage in your sinuses or nasal passages. These blocked passages cause nosebleed symptoms when they become irritated due to colds, allergies, or other irritants. When these passages get irritated, blood vessels in the nose start to burst causing a large amount of blood to flow into the nose. The pressure builds up inside your head which causes headache, nausea, dizziness and even vomiting.
Sinus Infections – You have sinus infections?
Then you are suffering from sinus congestion. A sinus infection occurs when bacteria enter your nasal passage and cause inflammation of the tissues within it. The resulting swelling and pain in your sinuses makes you feel like you are drowning. This condition may occur at any time during the year but is most common between December and March.
Asthma – You have asthma?
Then you are suffering from chronic bronchitis. An allergic reaction occurs when inhaled allergens trigger an immune response in the body which results in inflammation of airways and lungs. If your chest feels tight, it means that your bronchial tubes are inflamed and you are suffering from asthma. There are two types of asthma: allergic and exercise-induced. If you have allergic asthma, it means that you suffer from asthma attacks when you inhale allergens like pet dander, dust mites, pollen or mold spores. If you exercise and experience breathing difficulties or a cough, it means that your asthma is exercise-induced.
4. Allergies – If you have any kind of allergic reaction, it means that your body is producing too much mucus. This mucus traps allergens like pet dander, dust mites, pollen or mold spores. Allergies can also be seasonal or constant and can affect one part of the body like the skin (hay fever) or the respiratory system.
If you suffer from hay fever you are most likely to suffer from allergic asthma.
5. Acid Reflux – If you have acid reflux, it means that the valve at the bottom of your oesophagus does not close properly and allows stomach acid to enter the oesophagus.
This irritates the mucus membranes in the throat causing a condition called laryngopharangeal reflux disease (LPRD).
6. Mucus Retention – If you retain mucus in your body for a long time, it means that you are suffering from mucus congestion.
Mucus retention can be caused by many factors including allergies, colds, smoking, and pollution. If you live in a big city for example, you are more likely to develop mucus congestion because of the high levels of air pollution.
7. Sinus Infections – If you have sinus infections, it means that your sinuses are blocked.
This blockage causes mucus membranes in your sinuses to become inflamed and infected.
8. Throat Clearing – If you clear your throat a lot, it means that you have excessive mucus in your throat and need to get rid of it as quickly as possible in order to prevent mucus congestion.
9. Snoring – If you snore at night, it means that the muscles in your throat are relaxed to a degree that allows the upper part to fall back towards the lungs and the lower part to fall down towards the oesophagus.
This creates a passage way through which wind can pass through, causing you to snore!
10. Hay Fever – Hay fever is an allergic reaction which affects the upper respiratory system. Hay fever causes an itchy throat and eyes, a runny nose and sneezing.
Do you suffer from any of the above conditions?
If so, you could benefit from Throat Coat tea. This tasty herbal blend can soothe an irritated throat and provide instant relief for people who suffer from constant coughing, mucus congestion or acid reflux.
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