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Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Cough
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
Hot?: Coughing involves not only muscle contraction but also straining, increasing pressure in the abdominal cavity and also forcing air out of the lungs. This may make you feel somewhat "flushed" or temporarily warm. Also, you may have a fever from your illness. Being sick even without fever sometimes makes patients feel warm or flushed, which is part of the immune response. ...Read more
Nasal irritation: This suggests that you have significant irritation in your nose, making you susceptible to bleeding whenever you have any trauma to the nose, such as a blast of high-velocity air. Seeing an allergist or ENT will be the most helpful, but in the meantime, you can try moisturizing the nose with vitamin E oil, placed in the tip of the nose with the little finger or a cotton swab, at bedtime. ...Read more
Cough and dizzy= sit: In general when you experience lightheaded or dizzy Ness after coughing or vomiting it is best to sit down. Most likely you are experiencing what is called a vasovagal episode. Basically you were stimulating the vagal nerve which slows your heart rate down. Most the time that should pass pretty quickly. ...Read more
Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence or unwanted leakage of urine with activity, strain, cough, etc. Is an unfortunately common problem for women as they age. More common after childbirth, it is commonly the result of decreased resistence in the urethra resulting in urine leakage when you don't want it. There are options for treatment, you should discuss this with your doctor who may refer you to urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood flow: When you stand up, there can be a temporary decreased in blood flow to the brain. The blood vessels have to tighten up a little bit, and the heart has to pump a little harder. Getting dizzy or light-headed when standing up is called orthostatic hypotension. The first step to try to make this better is to drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Not Uncommon: I'll assume that you are male from your question, but it doesn't change the answer. This is an established event, though not much is known as to the cause. The most recent research suggests a cross talk of certain nerves that trigger the sneeze from orgasm or sexual thought. Here is the url: http://jrs.Sagepub.Com/content/101/12/587.Full.Pdf+html take comfort in knowing you are not alone! ...Read more
Blood flow issues: If your laughing fits are vigorous enough to cause you to stop breathing (even temporarily), this in turn could cause multiple changes in vessel diameters and cardiac output which eventually could lead to low blood flow to the brain. Thereafter the decreased blood flow produces a feeling of near-fainting or dizziness. ...Read more
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