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Can’t Stop Coughing: Why?

Can’t stop coughing? You have been coughing for weeks and the constant cough makes your life miserable. For example, you are not getting enough sleep due to coughing at night. When having a persistent and chronic cough, it is normal for you to get worried what it might mean. How do you know if it …

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Can’t Take a Deep Breath

Without breath, we cannot have life. Breathing brings oxygen into the body and all of our organs and tissues. When you can’t take deep breaths, it can cause anxiety or the feeling of not having enough air. This is known as “air hunger” and is frightening. Our body naturally compensates …

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Sore Throat, Can’t Swallow! What to Do?

Pharyngitis or sore throat is a common issue usually caused by an infection. Sometimes, soreness is the only symptom of an infection in the throat, but it is possible to experience other issues such as mild cough, a hoarse voice, headache, fever, fatigue and swelling of the glands in the …

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Can’t Breathe Through Nose: Why and What to Do

Few things are as frustrating as nasal congestion. When you can’t breathe through nose, it is because the sinus blood vessels and tissues have become swollen with fluid, making it difficult to breathe. This congestion may also trigger discharge, typically referred to as a “runny nose”, as well as discharge …

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How Does Asthma Affect the Body?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes your airways in the lungs to become narrow, resulting in inflammation and difficulty breathing. It also causes symptoms like wheezing, coughing, breathlessness, and chest tightness. Sometimes, it can even be life-threatening. There is no cure for asthma; you can only try to reduce …

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Smoking Weed with Asthma

During an asthma attack, your airways swell and become narrow leading to shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. This lung disease needs to be managed properly or else it leads to life-threatening consequences. Asthma can affect children at any age, and though there is no cure, it is important to …

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Does Lung Cancer Show on X-Ray?

Lung cancer makes up one of the main causes of cancer death across the globe. Most of the lung cancer cases are due to smoking. Lung cancer is caused by the cells that do not function normally or grow into an unhealthy tissue. It is recommended that if you feel that …

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Shortness of Breath and Anxiety

Dyspnea or simply shortness of breath refers to a situation when you experience an intense tightening in the chest or a feeling of suffocation. Extreme temperatures, strenuous exercise, high altitude and massive obesity can also lead to shortness of breath. In some cases, shortness of breath, anxiety or sweating may …

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