Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Why, when, where and how our slime is created and what happens when things go wrong. In this article, Part 3, I look at our upper respiratory system to illustrate how and where mucus is made and by which cells, what its constituents are and how it works to protects us from infections
Say your kid (or your partner or best friend or someone at work) has been running around with a stuffed up drippy nose all week and now your own nose is getting stuffed up and drippy. And you think, shoot, I’m coming down with a cold! I hate being sick. And that’s a good thing.
That’s what I was most of my life. How I changed that and why you should appreciate your sliminess. I have been fighting a life-long battle with mucus. Not a major war like people with cystic fibrosis or other true disease conditions, but definitely what seems to me to have been a never-ending series of