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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.

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Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University