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Friday, April 18, 2014
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
COPD and Mucus
WOuld COPD cause increase of saliva and mucus in the mouth necessitating frequent spitting and swallowing? There is no cough with mucus. Thanks
COPD does not typically cause increased saliva, but one could have increased mucus and phlegm with COPD, in particular chronic bronchitis.
Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University