A 27-year-old male asked:
when i wake up in the morning and stand up a lot of times i start coughing and get close to throwing up. what is possible reason for this. i feel like my stomach is hitting the xiphoid process. it gets better in 10-15 seconds and i am fine whole day.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shadia Constantine answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Accumulated mucus: Dear AlmirG, this may happen when at night, your lungs are producing more mucus than usual, it accumulates in your upper airway when laying down, but when you wake up, they stimulate your coughing reflex. I have seen this frequently happening in patient with gastroesophageal reflux, chronic/acute sinusitis or people that smoke. For potential treatment, feel free to contact a doctor via HealthTap
Answered on Jun 1, 2016
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