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Whats paroxysmal cough?

Whats paroxysmal cough?

Cough: Uncontrollable outburst of cough; it can be seen in pertussis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I was diagnosed today with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Can this cause loss of appetite?

 I was diagnosed today with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.  Can this cause loss of appetite?

Bpv: This condition often causes nausea which may affect your appetite. Hope you are feeling better soon! Things that help bpv are vestibular exercises, meclizine and sometimes other medicines and salt restriction. ...Read more

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Would paroxysmal atrial fibrillation cause mental impairment?

Would paroxysmal atrial fibrillation cause mental impairment?

Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, palpitations, sweating, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometime even stroke symptoms including changes in language, facial drooping, weakness, and numbness to name a few symptoms. It is important to be seen by a doctor to have a complete exam. ...Read more

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My father 72 hypertensive with paroxysmal afib his s,creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 within 2mon after taking eliquis 2.5*2 is it the cause ?

My father 72 hypertensive with paroxysmal afib his s,creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 within 2mon after taking eliquis 2.5*2 is it the cause ?

A fib creatinine: 27 M from Bagdad says 72 father with HNT and fib has had increase in Cr from 1.7 to 2.1 after starting eliquis 2.5 x 2. Asks: is this the cause? ANS: Not likely. Most likely cause would be BP meds and/or dehydration esp if he is fasting during Ramadan and it it is hot there. Recommend reviewing BP levels recently and meds and discuss with his Dr. ...Read more

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Does atrial fibrillation with pR 70_79 with no symptoms and paroxysmal attacks cause dangerousness and is anticoagulant superior to antiplatlet?

Does atrial fibrillation with pR 70_79 with no symptoms and paroxysmal attacks cause dangerousness and is anticoagulant superior to antiplatlet?

If you have no other: risk factors for thromboembolic events, then at your age, ASA (platelet inhibitor) is the recommended thromboembolic risk reducer. If you have a CHADSVASC score of greater than or equal to 2 you should be fully anticoagulated. Your health care provider should be able to advise you appropriately in this regard. Make an appointment to discuss it. ...Read more

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My father s.creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 during 2months he had HtN with paroxysmal afib he took Apixaban 2.5*2 is it the cause for this ^?

My father s.creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 during 2months he had HtN with paroxysmal afib he took Apixaban 2.5*2  is it the cause for this ^?

Long term htn: Your father has hypertension. This causes long standing stress on kidneys and heart. Now he has developed another heart problem which is not uncommon. The medication may be related or it may be from the long standing problem of hypertension. Your dad may need more frequent visits to the doctor during changes and additions of medication. It is good that you are helping. ...Read more

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I have a consistent cough what could be the cause?

I have a consistent cough what could be the cause?

Various things...: When i see a bad cough in clinic, and there's no clear infectious source like bronchitis, pneumonia or other type of viral illness, i start to look for things like asthma, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip. It usually takes a good history and exam to figure out the cause. Bottom line, please get checked out and don't let this cough linger! ...Read more

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What causes you to cough till you feel like your gonna pass out?

What causes you to cough till you feel like your gonna pass out?

Possibilities...: There are many possible causes of a severe cough including bronchospasm from any cause, acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. All of these have different treatments so you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more