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White sticky mucus drain from lungs worse at the age of 80 years

80 years old white stickey mucus drain from lungs worse when lying down. have it all time i have constant drain and occasional coughing. white mucus. lying down mucus is worse. becomes sticky and thick during night sleeping.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Hi Jack,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum,
This is condition of yours is called laryngopharyngeal reflux which is secondary to the acid reflux from the stomach. It worsens in the lying down position and causes increased secretion in the oral cavity. Please contact your physician/ ENT specialist for a thorough examination.
Take care

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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