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Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,521 doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting

Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting

Depends: Hi. Prednisone is not a cough suppressant, and will most assuredly whack his diabetes control. Coughing may result from asthma and COPD, so if the cough is a result of such conditions, prednisone may be helpful and worth taking. If he's having difficulty breathing, he needs close medical attention. If he has fever (or pneumonia), prednisone is not the treatment unless also treating reactive airway ...Read more

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Coughing x 3 weeks. Initially productive now dry. Have air gulping and palpitations and low energy. Can heart problems cause coughing?

Coughing x 3 weeks. Initially productive now dry. Have air gulping and palpitations and low energy. Can heart problems cause coughing?

Can do: Yes, heart problems can cause a cough-specifically congestive heart failure, a condition in which fluid builds up in lungs due to various forms of heart dysfunction. Usually accompanying this diagnosis is shortness of breath with activity as well as sob in bed such that one has to prop up the head of the bed at night to breathe. If these are occurring then best to get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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Can wrong breathing cause chronic breathlessness? I have no symptoms of asthma or heart problems;only tiredness along with breathlessness. Any clues?

Can wrong breathing cause chronic breathlessness? I have no symptoms  of asthma or heart problems;only tiredness along with breathlessness. Any clues?

See your doctor: breathlessness and being tired can be symptoms of asthma or heart disease, please get checked first to make sure that you don't have any heart or lung disease, other causse could be anemia, anxiety, overweight, etc, so get yourself checked, good luck ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

See above: Diet sodas have multiple issues, but as far as the heart is concerned the issue is their caffeine, please refer to my earlier answer regarding caffeine and the heart. ...Read more

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Help can caffeine cause heart problems?

Help can caffeine cause heart problems?

Not likely: in judicious amounts (2-3 cups a day?) HOWEVER: caffeine may acutely increase blood pressure and also worsen palpitations (premature atrial and ventricular contractions as well as increase chances of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation) No problems when you drink it in moderation if you have a healthy heart. Remember also that caffeine is present in energy drinks, colas and other OTC preparations ...Read more

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Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Possible: More common causes such as migraines , HTN , hyoglycemia , etc are usually checked out first. Input from neuro may be helpful too. If all is negative... Then echo , holter, tilt table test etc can be done. ...Read more

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What kind of heart problems can lead to chronic belching?

What kind of heart problems can lead to chronic belching?

None: I'm not aware of any heart diseases that would cause this problem. Some patients during an acute heart attack have severe belching, or feel as if they need to belch, but this typically lasts only minutes or hours. ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


Dr. Russell Faust
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Chronic Cough (Definition)

Chronic cough = persistently expelling air from lungs ...Read more