Rhinitis :: Excessive Mucus Production

Dec 29, 2014

My problem is the excessive production of mucus. It has been going on for about 12 years or so (I am now 58) and it is getting worse. Embarrassingly, it happens mainly when I eat (usually halfway through eating a large main meal, but also when eating hot and spicy food). It's embarrassing because nobody wants to share a meal with somebody who has a perennially runny nose.

It also happens, bizarrely, when I sit on the loo in the morning, when my nose runs non-stop! I have no idea why.

It also happens, albeit less spectacularly, in my sleep. This means that I usually wake up in the middle of the night, wheezing. About three years ago my doctor diagnosed asthma, and a Ventolin inhaler does help ease the wheezing, but the main problem is coughing up phlegm. Once I've cleared that off my chest (with difficulty, sometimes), I usually feel better. But increasingly I am dreading nights, because sleeping (ie lying down) causes that congested feeling and wheezing chest.

When I do strenuous exercise, particularly in cold weather, my chest seems to seize up and breathing gets difficult. This is accompanied by a noticeable increase in my heart rate, which I can feel thumping in my chest. Again, Ventolin seems to help here (which I guess is why my GP diagnosed asthma three years ago -- although I never had asthma as a child.

Other side effects include lack of smell or taste. They really are very poor  (practically non-existent) these days. But is this a by-product of getting older? After all, my hearing is much poorer these days and that is obviously not caused by excessive mucus!

I gave up smoking ten years ago. I am about 3 stone overweight (6ft 1in and 16st), two stone of which I pile don after giving up smoking. I work (mainly) in an office environment.

My doctor has prescribed Beconase nasal spray, which is only partially effective. Sometimes it seems to have no effect at all.

To be honest, my GP was pretty disinterested, so I haven't returned in over two years. In fact he retired about a year ago and I have yet to go and meet his replacement, because I expect I'll again be fobbed off. After all, my "illness" must appear rather insignificant to an overworked doctor dealing with patients with life-threatening and nasty diseases.

In other words,if you can give me any pointers, regarding what the problem is likely to be and what I can try, I am very happy to sort this out for myself.

Anybody else recognise any of the above?

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Allergic Rhinitis - Sneezing, Dry Cough And Throat Mucus - LPR?

After having a throat scope just over 1 year ago (this was done because following a bad virus my voice was croaky and I thought I might have LPR).  The consultant said nothing sinister going on and I was diagnosed with allergic rhinitis.  I could tell you a lot about other symptoms including ear pain sinus problems etc but the thing that gets me down is the dry cough and throat mucus (which I still wonder might be lpr).  The question I would like to ask is after a sneezing fit I get awful throat mucus which has to be hacked up for around 30mins then it starts to subside.  I cannot find reference to anyone with this symptom, nor does my gp know why it happens.  I should add that in 2001/2 following a cold I had a sinus scan which was clear but was diagnosed with mild asthma.  In 2007 I suffered from some sort of virus which lasted weeks and this left me with the sneezing and mucus but as it was only occasionally I just got on with life.  I had a sinus scan around this time but it came back normal.  Late in 2104 one night afer eating some chocolate I started with throat mucus worse than ever and tried cutting out foods and improved although not completely.  I have had ppis over the months but they just upset my IBS.  I eventually had a throat scope as mentioned although most of my symptoms had gone during the wait for the appointment.  I notice now after any cold which is always worse affecting sinuses etc I have a flare up of this throat mucus this time round a week after finishing antibiotics for sinus infection I am sneezing a lot coughing etc.  I was given dymista for the rhinitis but did not take it have tried other similar from the gp but they just dry me up.  I also tend to have  bouts of oral thrush from my inhalers even though I rinse out.  I think that stress plays a big part in all this.  I am quite anxious at the moment due to family things.  Anyone have this sneezing and mucus symptom.

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3 Ways To Maximize Your Growth Hormone Production - Exercise

We all know that Growth Hormone has a TON of benefits...it helps you build muscle, burn fat, increase bone density (very important as we age), and it's your body's signal to increase IGF-1 production, which is a HUGE driver of lean muscle mass development.

Obviously it's something we want to create as much of as we can. The problem is that as we age our HGH production decreases dramatically - which is why it gets harder and harder to get and keep muscle and burn fat.

It's also a major determinant in how fast we "age"...the lower the GH levels, the faster you get "old". (ever seen the really old dudes that are ripped? They have high levels of GH...be it natural or injected, either way, that's why they look like that.)

The good news is you can do it with some simple manipulations of your workout loads, tempos, and rest periods, and here are 3 ways to start boosting your GH levels with your workout tomorrow.

1. Use Shorter Rest Periods

If you're one of those guys who takes a 3-5 minute break between sets, you're not doing yourself any favors in the hormone department.

Research shows that shorter rest intervals triggers a higher hormonal response, so consider keeping your rest between sets to 60 second or less.

You can also incorporate giant sets with no rest between sets, then take a full 3-4 minute rest at the of the giant set to let your system fully recover before doing it again.

The no-rest between each exercise will create a big lactic acid buildup that triggers a big Growth Hormone response.

2. Use Higher Volume

The longer your muscles are under tension, the higher hormonal response. Using higher volume sets with heavy resistance really cranks up the GH output.

But how do you do high volume with heavy loads?

Pick a weight around 75% of your 1RM and perform 6-8 reps, then drop the weight by 30% and do another 15-20 reps.

The first part of the lift triggers the response to heavy loads, and the second half adds in the volume.


3. Lift Large Muscle Groups First

Bigger muscles create a bigger hormonal response. When lifting for hormone output, start with your legs, back, and chest as they are your largest muscle groups.

Work them and work them HARD! A few times a month train to absolute failure (make sure you've got a spotter) as that threshold is where you're recruiting the most muscle fibers and you create the biggest hormonal response to training.

Just make sure to get plenty of rest and nutrition post workout to recover.

These are 3 simple tips you can start using in your workout tomorrow to maximize your Growth Hormone production.

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Rhinitis Or Hay Fever ?

The symptoms first started 9 years ago when I found out I was pregnant and were quite severe throughout my pregnancy (symptoms such as runny itchy eyes that feel dry at the same time, very fast flowing runny nose that drips, sneezing fits, loss of smell, headaches, lack of energy). the symptoms then began to fade away as the years went by but have came back with a vengeance over the past 12 months, it makes working hard and stops me from doing normal day to day things as I feel like going and locking myself away.

I will be visiting my Dr in the next week to tell him that it is not hayfever that it is infact rhinitis and I want something done about it.

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Allergic Rhinitis Due To Dust

So I have severe allergic rhinitis which I was told by a ENT specialist a few weeks back. I already had the idea in my head that it was this but it has finally been confirmed. From there I had a blood

Test done for an allergy test. But I find that I am very sensitive to dust and If that's what the test comes back with, what can the doctors do? It's not as if I can avoid dust for the rest of my life because it would be impossible! I'm very confused as to what they will be able to do? But they must be ae to so something right? I have an appointment again really soon to get the results back so I shall know for sure! It does sound a bit stupid but I'm just worried about having to be miserable for a long time or until I grow out of it- which is only a possibility and might not even have it. If anyone else has it here, do you know what triggers yours? And what the doctor did about it? 

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How I Treated My Allergic Rhinitis

I have a predominantly obstructive form of perennial allergic rhinitis with multiple allergen sensitivity.

Negative stress aggravates it - positive stress alleviates it. Jogging and exercise helps to overcome nasal airflow resistance for me and seems to reduce the sensation of blockage - a lot of good consistent exercise definitely improves rhinitis in my case e.g. swimming, jogging, running, cycling.

Irregular sleeping hours and too much sleep can provoke an attack in my case.

As many people will agree, it can have a significant impact on sleep, cause tiredness, lack of concentration, irritability, tension, nausea, post nasal drip, dryness and can have a serious impact on relationships in work and at home.

I found that nasal spray corticosteroids don't work consistently in my case - they don't always prevent my attacks from occurring, even with long term use. This is only my experience though!

I use a prescribed formulation of medicinal herbs prescribed by an approved medical herbalist - I have found them to be more effective and longer lasting than any other treatments I tried - single herbs I found did not work. I use this constantly throughout the winter and intermittently during the summer.

Plaintain and eyebright compound is good for the dryness I experience in the winter and is good for clearing the mucous.

Nasal saline irrigation can be very helpful also to clear mucous in the nasal cavity for me.

Fisherman's friend and airwaves chewing gum is very useful to make me breath through my nose more easily.

I have fewer attacks now (almost a normal life) that I use the herbal medication, compared to when I used only steroid sprays.

But when I do have the odd attack, I immediately begin using betamethasone sodium phosphate drops (betamethasone is a potent corticosteroid). I usually need them for no more than 5 or 6 days because I feel that they lose their benefit if using them long term - the medicinal herbs are my long term treatment.

A useful method recommended by my ENT consultant was to invert my head over the back of the bed when using the drops, and wait a few minutes - this allows deep penetration into the sinuses - (i believe that there is a sinus called the ethmoid sinus deeper in the nasal cavity)

If my nose gets really blocked up, I will use an oral decongestant, phenylephrine hydrochloride (60 mg) (short acting) and take these for a few days (this can also help the betamethasone drops get to the right place as it is a vasoconstrictor). I find that this decongestant, in my case, does not give me the shakes and nervousness that pseudoephedrine does.

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I suffered with rhinitis for 11 years. Took steroid spray which didn't help. Had allergy test which said I wasn't allergic to anything at all. I then had 3 glorious years free from a blocked nose.

Unfortunately it has now come back. I cannot think of anything that I have done differently to cause it to go nor for it to come back.

I seem to have a cycle; one day feel okay, next day or two so blocked up that I cannot sleep and even if I can blow my nose it immediately blocks up again after. My jaw aches from having to breath through my mouth. The next day my nose isn't blocked but continuously runs and I get through boxes of tissues.

The first 7 years I suffered in both nostrils but after that only one nostril is effected which makes me feel lopsided. Why would an allergy only cause problems on one side?

It really is a very antisocial problem and although sounds trivial I know you fellow sufferers can understand how debilitating it is.

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How long and effective is the treatment?

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Anyone else had this?

PS I've wikied how to prevent sneezing and used all go their tips on pinching and pressing, etc!

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