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What does it mean when you cough a lot

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Coughing: You might have some reflux coming up to your throat. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of lpr, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. I would have y... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shanes
Cardiology 45 years experience
If : If you are having shortness of breath laying down and need to sit up to breathe something is wrong.Yoe should be evaluated first for congestive heart ... Read More
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
May be heart failure: Being short of breath lying down is called orthopnea, often associated with paroxysmal dyspnea - awakening in the night short of breath and having to ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Bobbitt
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Many causes of cough: Enlarged tonsils can cause a reactive cough, however there are numerous common causes of cough. Evaluation and treatment of cough typically starts wit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Multifactorial.....: There are many reasons why a person with kidney failure might cough. Volume overload can result in fluid in the lungs which can produce a cough. Certa... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cholecystitis: These symptoms may or may not be related to gall bladder disease. You need to see a gastroenterologist and have ultrasound and possibly hida scan per... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Multiple reasons.: A cough can be caused by many different reasons: allergies, sinusitis, reflux, asthma, bronchitis pneumonia, etc. Sometimes it can be hard to find the... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Need more details: There is a large list of things that can cause cough- asthma, reflux, allergy, sinus infection, nerve irritation, among others. A dry cough is less li... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
A diagnosis.: The issue is not that you're coughing, but why. There are myriad reasons for a persistent cough, some rather benign and simple, others quite concerni... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Cough: Chronic cough has to be investigated. It may be one of several things, bronchitis, pleurisy, acid reflux, non specific lung conditions etc. You probab... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
See ENT: Your plalatal lesions has nothing to do with your cough, see an ENT doctor!