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What Causes Heavy Breathing Along With Cough?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: Hello,Last night i was unable to sleep ,uch coughed a lot and i feel as if my lungs are fylling with fluid
BREATHING SLIGHTLY HEAVY
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

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!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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What Causes Heavy Breathing Along With Cough?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! 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! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri