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Suggest remedies for thick phlegm in the throat

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My partner woke up choking last night. Throat filled with flem- had much flem to expel. This morning chest throat sore also left arm.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Does he have hypertension or diabetes or other heart diseases?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Sudden choking attack with excessive phlegm are seen commonly with two conditions.
1. Congestive heart failure
2. Angioedema (due to allergy).
Since he is having age more than 50 years, we should first rule out heart diseases for this.
So please let me know
1. Is he having diabetes or hypertension?
2. Is he having any heart diseases?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
No diabetes or hypertension or known heart disease. Full checkup two years ago. Forgot to mention had indigestion with incident.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry for heart diseases.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Since he is not having any Co morbid conditions, no need to worry for heart diseases.
Possibility of angioedema is more.
Please let me know
1. Is he smoker?
2. Is he having any exposure to cats recently?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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