Tibetan medicine teaches that the body is ruled by three humors known as rLung, mKrhispa and Badkan, roughly translated in English as wind, bile and phlegm, respectively.
Teenagers who smoke are less fit than their nonsmoking peers and more apt to experience shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, and excess phlegm in their lungs.
Another warning sign is a hacking cough, worse than the usual smoker's cough, that brings up phlegm or blood, a sign of lung cancer.
Children may cough up clumps of sputum or phlegm, secretions produced in the alveoli during the infection or inflammatory condition.
As a result, your dog is able to bring up more phlegm when he coughs, and phlegm removal is essential to helping him feel better.
The steam actually helps the bronchial tubes open up as it simultaneously loosens the phlegm clogging your dog's airways.
Sputum cytology involves the microscopic examination of phlegm that is coughed up from the lungs.
Expectorants are drugs that loosen and clear mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tract.
If the patient is coughing up phlegm, the cough should be allowed to continue.
According to this celebrated theory, the body contains four humours - blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile, a right proportion and mixture of which constitute health; improper proportions or irregular distribution, disease.