CHEST CONGESTION 101

CHEST CONGESTION 101

Chest congestion is a common symptom of respiratory tract infections (like the common cold). 

 

Chest congestion is what happens when the mucus membranes (mucosa) that line your airways jump into overdrive. Mucosa cells are attacked and become irritated and inflamed because of some irritant you’ve breathed in (like dust, bacteria or a virus). Extra mucus (that’s thicker, too) is produced to flush out the intruder.