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Phlegm in cold, affect on liver

Hi, whenever I get colds, I have a lot of phlegm . I can never spit it out so I end up swallowing it all the time. Can this affect my liver to the point where I cannot get the full nutrients of foods or vitamins and supplements?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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is a liquid secreted by the mucous membranes.Phlegm is more related to disease than is mucus. Phlegm is a secretion in the airway during disease and inflammation. Phlegm usually contains mucus with bacteria, debris, and sloughed-off inflammatory cells. Once phlegm has been expectorated by a cough it becomes sputum.
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