Overproduction of Mucus - where does it come from?
Just wondering if it is possible for one Bartholin's gland to overproduce mucus if the other gland is blocked, or possibly to overproduce for no apparent reason?
Definition: Increased mucus, or sputum production, is the reaction of the lungs to a constantly recurring irritant such as cigarette smoke or air pollution. An overproduction of mucus is commonly associated with COPD.
A change in the amount, color or tenacity of sputum is often extremely significant and may indicate the presence of a bacterial infection or other type of lung condition, such as pulmonary edema, chronic bronchitis or bronchiectasis.
Common relief measures include:
* Increasing fluid intake to liquify secretions (unless contraindicated)
* Avoiding respiratory irritants
* Aerosol therapy
* Postural drainage
* Chest physiotherapy
It is important to understand how the whole mucus production is staged within the body. There are a number of mucus glands within your body and they are all more or less interconnected. The sensation one gets from an enlarged, inflamed Bartholin gland does indeed feel as though the gland itself is malfunctioning in the sense that it is building up too much mucus (described as pressure) and not relieving it. A more appropriate question is: “Why is the gland not expelling the mucus?” If the gland were actually over-producing mucus, your problem would NOT be a clogged gland, if you catch my drift, this gland is designed to lubricate. It is possible for the gland, or any gland for that matter to over-produce what is being manufactured (be it hormones or mucus). Milk for example has been linked to triggering mucus glands in the body to ramp up mucus production. I have recommended in my Bartholin series that individuals who are experiencing glandular (of the Bartholin Glands) issues to avoid milk simply because it will exasperate (or can exasperate) the condition when the gland has already been blocked; i.e: more potential mucus production in a gland that cannot expel it. Now to address the second half of your question: The body is an amazing thing, and I would not be surprised if your body is trying to compensate some how by triggering your other unaffected gland to over produce--however, be aware that this does not typically happen and may be a sign that your body is preparing for something. If your other gland is blocked, but not abscessed, it may be preparing to abscess. If you are finding that the other gland has become, for lack of better words "a spring", its seems to me that you body is trying to purge or cleanse its systems to remove whatever is irritating your gland. This action of cleansing, while good in nature can lead to more complications, so be advised and monitor your condition. I recommend a series of good sitz baths with Epsom salt and if you have it, some chamomile,lavender and yarrow (available in tea bags, tea shops and herbal shops, natural food shops ect.) 3-4 times a day for at least 10 minute intervals. Hope this helps!
by Ralph Schwartz 3 years ago
Where does society draw line when it comes to body mutilation?Eva Tiamet Medusa, a transgendered man from AZ, has has extensive surgery, including ears removed, nose removed, tongue forked, eye coloring, teeth removed, face tattoos, horn and scale implants, scarification on chest resembling scales,...
by Jonas 6 years ago
How often should you wash your hair?I heard its good for the hair to be washed not that often and that the hair gets more grease faster if you wash the hair with shampoo to often. How often do you wash your hair?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|