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Why coughing makes you pass out?

Why coughing makes you pass out?

Vagus nerve: It is one trigger that leads to vasovagal syncope. The vagus nerve can malfunction slowing the heart and dropping the blood pressure which results in a lack of blood to the brain causes fainting. Vasovagal syncope typically poses no danger. I wonder why you would be having such a violent cough, and you need protection from falling is coughing. ...Read more

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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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

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My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?

My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?

Could be reflux: You need to take him to a doctor and have him evaluated for reflux. There are many reasons for cough but the kind that gets triggered when lying down is often from gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?

Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?

Depends: Do you have fever? Do you cough up discolored phlegm? Has this been going on > 1 week? Are you short of breath? Do you have 1 swollen leg? Recent surgery or fracture? Diabetes? Prolonged travel? If the answer to any of these is "yes", you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I sneeze or cough I feel like I am gona pass out?

Every time I sneeze or cough I feel like I am gona pass out?

Vasovagal: People with high vagal tone may develop vasovagal episodes ( sudden drop on blood pressure and fainting when they cough, sneezing or during strong emotional event, blood drawing etc...), check with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Taken all my meds for bronchitis still have my cough. Am I contagious still? Can you pass through kissing?

Taken all my meds for bronchitis still have my cough. Am I contagious still? Can you pass through kissing?

Bronchitis: Viral infections can be transmitted through exchange of saliva and breathing on someone else. Check with your doctor to determine if your bronchitis is cleared and otherwise, determine the cause of persistent court. ...Read more

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My dad has had a bad cough for ages but now he starts going bright red and sometimes passes out. What should we do?

My dad has had a bad cough for ages but now he starts going bright red and sometimes passes out. What should we do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas when I cough. Could my sphincter damage be a reason. I also had an accident today when I coughed ?

Why do I pass gas when I cough. Could my sphincter damage be a reason. I also had an accident today when I coughed ?

Severity determines: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more