24 Jun, 2024
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Signs Your Cough Is Actually A Symptom Of Heart Failure – Health Digest

The occasional inhalation of dust or a tickle in the throat may produce a brief coughing fit, but a persistent cough that sticks around can instead be indicative of heart failure, reports the American Heart Association (AHA). Of course, an ongoing cough can alternatively be related to asthma, the flu, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), […]

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What It Means If You Cough When Using A Q-Tip To Clean Your Ears – Health Digest

If you haven’t guessed already, your throat and ears are connected. If a Q-tip in your ear can make you cough because it stimulates a nerve in your throat, the reverse is also true, added otolaryngologist at NYU Langone Health, Dr. Erich Voigt (via IFL Science).  “An irritation in the throat such as a viral ulcer or […]

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What It Means When Drinking Water Makes You Cough – Health Digest

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can make it challenging to drink and eat comfortably. Along with coughing or choking while drinking liquids, signs of dysphagia may include feeling like food or liquids are getting stuck in your throat or chest, experiencing pain while […]

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What It Means When You Cough Up Mucus – Health Digest

According to the NHS, respiratory infections affect the throat, sinuses, lungs, and airways and can include symptoms like cough with yellow, green, or brown phlegm; sneezing; stuffy nose; sore throat; headaches; fever; body aches; wheezing; and malaise.  The specific symptoms you experience depend on the cause. For example, the common cold is caused by a […]

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Weird Reasons You Only Cough At Night – Health Digest

Postnasal drip occurs when excess mucus accumulates in the back of the throat; and allergies, respiratory infections, or sinus issues can trigger it. During the day, we naturally clear mucus from our throats by swallowing. However, at night, this process becomes less efficient.  A few factors contribute to postnasal drip-induced coughing at night. When we […]