The Sound When Breathing?

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Hello doctor .. I’ve been coughing a lot lately it feels like coughing up phlegm but the phlegm never comes out .. besides that when I breathe there is a sound coming from my chest like a tight sound but I’m not congested .. what’s the disease?

1 Answer:

Hi Beautiful,

Thank you for asking

Coughing is usually one of the body's ways of expelling substances that are stuck in the throat and airways (for example phlegm) so they don't get into the deeper airways. This phlegm is normally secreted by glandular cells in the walls of the throat and airways. However, excessive phlegm production can cause the body to detect it as a foreign substance that must be excreted from the body.

Not only does it stimulate the cough reflex, the buildup of phlegm in the throat and airways can also cause partial obstruction (blockage) of the airway. As a result, air entering and leaving the respiratory tract can rub against this phlegm and produce additional breath sounds (such as grunting, hoarseness, or wheezing). This condition can also characterize the following diseases:

Tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat, can be related to overuse, allergies, irritation, infection, malignancy, acid reflux, drug side effects, excessive alcohol consumption, or immune system disorders)

Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma, often associated with infection or aspiration)

Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, often occurs in the lungs, or often referred to as lung spots)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is the back flow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus due to weakening of the valve)

Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways leading to the lungs, can be caused by infection or smoking)

Asthma bronchiale (narrowing and buildup of phlegm in the lower airway due to inflammation)
Congestive heart failure, and so on

How long have you been coughing exactly? Has it been more than 3 days? Do you also have fever, coughing up blood, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, or other complaints? Is there a history of certain diseases that you suffered from before?

To identify the cause of your cough and additional breath sounds, you should check with your doctor right away. If the cough has been going on for a long time, or appears accompanied by other complaints as mentioned above, in addition to the interview and physical examination, the doctor may also be involved. will direct you to carry out further tests, for example sputum tests, X-rays, blood tests, endoscopy, and so on.

In the meantime, you should first do these tips:

Drink plenty of water, especially warm water
Consumption of squeezed lemon, ginger water, or honey can also relieve coughs
Don't shout too often
Do not push yourself too much phlegm
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, multiply fruits rich in vitamin C, reduce oily foods and contain artificial sweeteners
Stay away from cigarettes and their smoke
Use a nose mask
Improve the ventilation and sanitation of your living environment

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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