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Hi there and thanks for joining me as i talk about the expectorants gua venison is the best known and probably the most used expectorant the word expectorant comes from the latin word that means to expel something and indeed that’s what the expectance do what they try to do is it expel the mucus and the way that they do this is a bit different from the mucolytic
Agents the way that they do this is by irritating the receptors and making them produce a lot of thin and watery mucus and the idea is to thin out the existing mucus thereby allowing it to go up the mucociliary escalator system and get excreted venison is oftentimes sold in cough medicines or as a cough medicine it’s not a cough suppressant but rather it’s going
To as i said get some of the mucus out of the airways and of course as we’ve talked about before there’s a lot of receptors in the lungs for coffee the coughed receptors are all the way through the lungs the expectorant would actually be able to help with certain types of coffee that have mucus actually resting on the coffee receptors so don’t think of it as
A cough suppressant and also don’t think of it as a cure-all for all coughs but it may help with certain kinds of coffee where there’s something resting some mucus actually resting on the cauvery scepters most expectance are relatively free of side effects but there could be some asterik irritation when one takes venison the efficacy of venison and any expect
Rent is going to be increased if the person takes plenty of water and actually does exercises so with people with chronic bronchitis for instance they would need to be taking expectorants all the time and that is the point at which you really have to make recommendations about that extra water and the deep breathing exercises that law venison is an expectorant
Being an expectorant it’s going to produce or help the body produce more thin and watery mucus the thin and watery mucus is going to mix with the existing mucus and hopefully dilute it to the point where the mucus can get up the mucociliary escalator system or be coughed up gua venison may be useful in decreasing certain types of coff but it’s the type of cough
That would have the mucus resting on the coughed receptors