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Cough

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Posted by: pinar yildiz | 2019/11/01

Q.

Persistent Cough

Hello! I have been having coughs often, and when I do I feel tightness in my throat, as if I'm trying to get out a particle from my throat. Could this be asthma or can it be related with anxiety? I also did experience shortness of breath but I have no idea if it was related with my anxiety/ panic attacks. Thank you so much for your answer.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cough Expert
- 2019/11/04

While these symptoms may be associated with anxiety, often there can be an underlying cause.  The most common ones include chronic hay fever with post-nasal drip, acid coming up the food pipe, and asthma.  You need to see an experienced doctor to sort through these causes.  Sometimes the best way is to try a particular type of treatment.

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