Towards Night Chest Tightness And Coughing?
hello doctor, I am 32 years old already this week every evening at 18:00 until morning my chest feels tight and starts coughing after it has a little phlegm capacity and returns to normal before morning and afternoon (tightness and coughing occur only at night). is there a medical explanation for my case
Hello, thanks for the question.
Coughing is the body's response to clear the respiratory tract from mucus, foreign bodies, or the body's response as an allergic reaction. Shortness of breath is the body's response due to a disruption in the exchange of air in the lungs or due to narrowing or blockage in the airways. Some diseases that can cause similar complaints include.
Asthma, there are complaints of shortness of breath in addition to 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 The presence of foreign bodies in the respiratory tract and so on Shortness of breath and cough which often occurs at night may arise due to the influence of the weather or a cold environment, at night the air temperature is lower so that the muscles of the respiratory tract will become stiff and narrow and an increase in phlegm production which makes breathing more difficult and cause coughing response. In addition to cold air, several precipitating factors that can cause complaints include dust, smoke, food, feathers, and so forth. In people who are sensitive, especially people who have a history of allergic diseases (such as asthma, rhinitis, etc.) or have a family history of allergies, trigger factors such as those mentioned above can cause inflammation of the airways, airways can be narrowed and mucus production increases so that it can stimulate coughing. To ascertain the cause of the underlying disease should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a question and answer, physical examination, and possibly supporting examinations 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.