Chronic Cough In Heart Sufferers?
good afternoon, my dad is suffering from heart disease (narrowing and blockage) for the last 3 months my dad has a prolonged cough, it’s been almost a month that his cough has disappeared. But suddenly the cough recurred, was it related to my father’s heart ?? direction please, thank you
Hello, raradwiputri, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Coughing can be caused by several possible causes:
1. Infections of the respiratory tract (from nose, throat, to lungs), can be due to viruses, tuberculosis, pneumonia, etc.
2. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
4. Consumption of certain drugs, for example certain blood pressure-reducing drugs
5. Acid reflux disease
6.Certain heart and blood vessel diseases, for example: heart failure, pulmonary embolism, aneurysms (bulging) of the aortic artery
To determine the cause of the cough, you should check with a doctor. The doctor will perform a physical examination, interview about all matters related to symptoms, and perform supporting examinations such as blood tests, x-rays, sputum tests, heart records, etc. Treatment depends on the cause.
Immediately consult your father if the cough has been more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever, night sweats, shortness of breath, unplanned weight loss, chest pain, swelling of the limbs, or worsening cough symptoms (for example, phlegm that was white to yellow, coughing up blood, etc).
To relieve coughs, you can try drinking warm water to relieve coughs, eating cough suppressants, avoiding irritants such as smoke (cigarette smoke, motor vehicle fumes), if you have allergies then avoid things that trigger allergies, and avoid / limit eating food. which triggers stomach acid disease (spicy, caffeine, acid).
That's all, hopefully it's useful.