What Causes Heavy Breathing Along With Cough?
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I would recommend as follows:
Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!
Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to an allergic reaction or inflammation.
What are your blood pressure values? Have you measured your blood pressure during the night?
Does sitting improve your situation? Is the cough and shortness of breath triggered by laying down?
Gastro-esophageal reflux could also mimic this clinical situation.
Anyway, I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:
- a chest X ray study and pulmonary function tests
- a resting ECG and a cardiac ultrasound
- complete blood count, PCR and ESR for inflammation
- kidney and liver function tests.
Allergy tests may be needed, especially if you have also running nose.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!