An occasional cough is a common problem. Cough stops as soon as the mucus comes out of the lungs or the bacteria and viruses that cause cough are destroyed. On the other hand, if a person has a persistent and prolonged cough, then this condition can become serious. This can be the cause of some diseases. Asthma, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be the main causes of a persistent cough, but once the inflammation subsides, this problem also starts to subside.

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On the other hand, if the cough does not stop even after treating asthma, bronchitis, or COPD, then there may be problems related to the heart. Even heart failure can happen. Therefore, if someone is having a cough due to asthma or lung-related disease, then it is necessary to get it treated on time. Otherwise, a cough can affect the heart.

Today in this article you will know in detail about the relationship between cough and heart disease -

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A persistent cough can cause heart failure. Heart failure occurs when there is dysfunction in the heart muscle. This may be due to contraction or stiffness of the heart muscle.

When the heart muscle contracts, the fluid (mucus) moves back into the lungs. This can lead to a condition called pulmonary edema. In such a situation, there is a continuous cough to get the mucus out. When heart disease starts due to cough, then some symptoms can be felt -

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If someone is having a continuous cough and sputum is coming out, then in this situation, it becomes very important to talk to the doctor. In such a situation, the doctor may suggest a blood testchest X-rayechocardiogramelectrocardiogram (ECG), etc. detect the disease. Only after the test report comes, do the doctors do the right treatment for it. Also, you can give the following types of advice -

Lifestyle changes

This problem can be avoided to some extent by bringing the following changes in your life -

  • Cough can affect the heart. Therefore, eat foods that keep the heart healthy.
  • Excess weight can also lead to heart disease. So, keep the weight under control. If the weight is high, then try to reduce it.
  • Reduce stress and get enough sleep.
  • Regular exercise and yoga practice can also keep the heart healthy.
  • Avoid alcoholsmoking, and caffeine to keep the heart healthy.

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When lifestyle changes do not make any difference to the person, then the doctor may prescribe some medicines. The following medicines can be used in the treatment of heart failure -

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II receptor blocker
  • Angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor
  • Beta-blocker
  • Aldosterone angiotensin
  • Digoxin
  • Hydralazine and isosorbide mononitrate
  • Diuretics
  • SGLT2 inhibitors

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Coughing is normal. When the weather changes, people have to worry about coughs and colds. Along with this, due to particles of dust-soil and pollution, cough also starts many times. Cough can also occur due to cold, flu, pneumonia, and acid reflux. This cough gets cured in a few days and there is no other problem. In such a situation, it can be said that all types of cough cannot be the cause of heart disease.

On the other hand, if someone is having a cough due to asthma, bronchitis, or COPD and the cough is not getting cured even after treatment, then it can be a sign of heart disease. This condition can be heart failure. In such a situation, it becomes necessary to get treatment from a doctor.

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If one has a cough occasionally, then there is no need to panic. This can be normal, but if someone has asthma or bronchitis and because of that there is a continuous cough and the cough does not stop, then a doctor should be consulted immediately. Cough caused by diseases related to the lungs not only bothers you but can also cause heart failure. Hence, it is called cardiac cough. If there is a persistent cough for a few days, then a doctor must be consulted.

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