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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
Day only cough but productive & wet, with low grade fever & tired. Doctor said psychogenic. Cough way worse when full exhale or exercise. Opinion ?
Mental health: If you trust your doctor seek a mental health professional. If not get a second opinion. ...Read more
My thirteen year old son has been diagnosed with psychogenic coughing.Tried Amitriptyline,Didn't like side effects.Coughing still and throat hurts.
Fainting: Psychogenic shock is a physiologic response of the body to a perceived overwhelming emotional stress. The blood vessels dilate, reducing blood flow to the brain. Blood pressure then drops, resulting in dizziness, light headedness, and/or nausea. The skin becomes sweaty, and pulse rate increases. Recovery consists of lying flat or having head slightly lower than rest of the body. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Syncope: Psychogenic syncope has no underlying cardiac or neurologic casues usually the result of a psychiatric issue. Neurogenic syncope can result from cardiac disease such as an arrythmia or the result of blood pressure instability. Cardiac eval and tilt table testing can often help diagnose the causes. ...Read more
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Variable: PP is usually a one-time episode. When it recurs, it is an indication that something has not been fully treated. ...Read more
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