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Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Yes: Coughing is spasms can lead to hyperventilation and near syncope (passing out). I had a patient do this at home, church and even in the urgent care. Very scary, but treatment lead to good outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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My thirteen year old son has been diagnosed with psychogenic coughing.Tried Amitriptyline,Didn't like side effects.Coughing still and throat hurts.

My thirteen year old son has been diagnosed with psychogenic coughing.Tried Amitriptyline,Didn't like side effects.Coughing still and throat hurts.

Psychogenic coughing: Psychogenic conditions need mental health treatment. Please see a mental health professional. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training may be helpful. Biofeedback is another possibility. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is psychogenic shock. in detailed please :)?

What is psychogenic shock. in detailed please :)?

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

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Help please? What is psychogenic fever?

Help please? What is psychogenic fever?

Psychogenic Fever: People with psychogenic fever can have chronic or acute body temperature elevation related to dealing with stressors/ feeling stressed. ...Read more

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What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

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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Can psychogenic polydipsia happen on and off through your life? Or is it consistent?

Variable: PP is usually a one-time episode. When it recurs, it is an indication that something has not been fully treated. ...Read more