Solution To Overcome Cough Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath, Especially At Night?
, so my mother often experiences a sudden cough and immediately suffers shortness of breath until her breath sounds. But it happens more often at night, not every time but only once, sometimes twice a day. But if you don’t cough your breathing is normal. It has been brought to various doctors but there has been no progress, from the doctor also not explained in detail what pain is only given medicine. What does it hurt about? And how to cure it? Thanks.
Hello Kikimia, thank you for the question.
Coughing is the body's response to clear the respiratory tract from mucus, or foreign objects. Shortness of breath is the body's response due to narrowing or blockage in the airways or due to interference with air exchange in the lungs. Some diseases that can cause similar complaints include.
Asthma, there are complaints of shortness of breath other than coughing, accompanied by the sound of wheezing acute bronchitis, cough accompanied by greenish yellow mucus, mild fever, sore throat, to shortness of breath Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Pneumonia Anaphylactic shock Or due to the presence of foreign bodies in the airway At present asthma and COPD is a cause of coughing and shortness of breath accompanied by a lot of wheezing. Asthma is a recurring disease depending on the trigger, several things that often cause recurrence of asthma include cigarette smoke, dust, animal dander, physical activity, cold air, viral infections, exposure to chemicals, and others. Some people are sensitive at night because the temperature is lower so that it can cause asthma complaints, viral or bacterial infections in the respiratory tract which are usually characterized by complaints of coughing can also trigger asthma. The respiratory tract in asthmatics is more sensitive than others, so if it is triggered by a number of things above, the muscles of the respiratory tract will become stiff and narrow. In addition, an increase in phlegm production makes breathing more difficult and causes cough responses.
To ascertain the underlying cause of the disease it is best to consult your doctor again, the doctor will conduct a question and answer, physical examination, and possibly additional investigations if needed such as laboratory tests, spirometry, expiratory peak flow tests, chest X-rays, and others. So that the handling can be done more precisely.
To reduce complaints, you should consume prescription drugs and control your doctor regularly, avoid triggering factors, eat healthy and nutritious foods, meet your fluid needs, get adequate rest, exercise regularly, avoid stress, cigarettes, and alcohol. If complaints are more often felt and there are no changes or even getting worse you should immediately consult your doctor.
Thus, hopefully useful.