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What Can Cause Prolonged Chronic Cough In A Person With Good Lung Capacity?

My husband has had a chronic cough for many years. it is now much worse. there is a smell along with it. He can not speak 3 words without coughing. Definitely affected by talking. His lung capacity is good, his sinuses look good. Drs do not seem to be able to diagnose the problem.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

If the cardiac condition is ruled out for heart failure, chronic cough can be evaluated with pulmonary function test via different capacity and lung volumes if not done yet.

In general, the following can be done for lung better functionality
- deep breathing exercises
- YOGA
- fresh air walking
- high protein, vitamin diet
- avoidance of primary or secondary smoking
- avoidance of alcohol
- avoidance of exposure to pollen

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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Pulmonologist Dr. Dr. Jolanda's  Response
Hello,

As you explain the situation probably gastric reflux and it might be the cause of the chronic cough. Please discuss with his doctor to start Omeprazole.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jnikolla, Pulmonologist
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What Can Cause Prolonged Chronic Cough In A Person With Good Lung Capacity?

Hello, If the cardiac condition is ruled out for heart failure, chronic cough can be evaluated with pulmonary function test via different capacity and lung volumes if not done yet. In general, the following can be done for lung better functionality - deep breathing exercises - YOGA - fresh air walking - high protein, vitamin diet - avoidance of primary or secondary smoking - avoidance of alcohol - avoidance of exposure to pollen Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon