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Can excessive coughing cause emphysema to worsen?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

But it might be a sign that something is amiss: insufficient medications, medication side effect, something else might be going on .
..Etc. Excessive coughing can cause broken ribs, chest pain, coughing blood and collapsed lung.

In brief: No

But it might be a sign that something is amiss: insufficient medications, medication side effect, something else might be going on .
..Etc. Excessive coughing can cause broken ribs, chest pain, coughing blood and collapsed lung.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

The increased pressure from coughing will probably destroy alveoli.

In brief: Yes

The increased pressure from coughing will probably destroy alveoli.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: See below

It is usually the other way around - excessive coughing is a sign of worsening emphysema.
It may also be a sign of infection, mucous plugs, fluid overload etc; means you need more treatment.

In brief: See below

It is usually the other way around - excessive coughing is a sign of worsening emphysema.
It may also be a sign of infection, mucous plugs, fluid overload etc; means you need more treatment.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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