In a Reuter’s article dated 1-11-11 titled “Green or yellow phlegm likely to be bacterial“ reporter Kerry Gren notes that “…the color of phlegm coughed up by people is indeed a good indicator of whether that person has a bacterial infection..” Interestingly, Dr. Steenblock had this to say about the color of phlegm with respect to COPD (emphysema) in his free report “Improving Emphysema with Stem Cells“:
Infections are a common occurrence in response to irritants and both of these attract different types of destructive white blood cells to the lungs. These white blood cells release a variety of destructive protein digesting substances such as elastase which damage and destroy the lung tissues. These white blood cells are what are causing the chronic cough and expectoration (coughing up) of the yellow, brown, green discolored often smelly thick phlegm in smokers who have emphysema as well as past smokers who will develop the condition. These lung infections must be stopped and never allowed to return if one is going to avoid developing emphysema or halt it if it is already underway. Antibiotics, especially those from the tetracycline family such as vibramycin, doxycycline or even tetracycline itself, are often used though Keflex and other cephalosporins, cipro, bioxin, etc. can be used. In light of this, every smoker or past smoker should have a ready supply of antibiotics at home and begin to take them at the first sign of discolored sputum to stop the destruction of their lung tissues! Many doctors will disagree with this but they are not the ones with the condition, you are!
If you have emphysema you should be asking yourself, “If Dr. Steenblock had the right spin on the connection between the color of phlegm, infections in the lung and COPD right, what other insights is he sitting on that I should know about? That could benefit me? ” You can find out by becoming a patient of Dr. Steenblock’s and then doing a consultation with him. Just call 1-800-300-1063 and let his friendly front office crew help set things up for you.