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Cough Associated With Blood Pressure Medicine More Common In Diabetics

Cough Associated With Blood Pressure Medicine More Common In Diabetics

Cough Associated With Blood Pressure Medicine More Common in Diabetics Sept. 24, 1999 (Cleveland) -- A type of blood pressure medication that has been shown to help prevent the kidney damage associated with type 2 diabetes may cause an annoying, hacking, dry cough in as many as 15% of diabetics who take it, according to a survey done by a team of Italian researchers. The survey findings are reported in the September issue of Diabetes Care. The medication, called an ACE inhibitor, includes such drugs as Vasotec ( enalapril ), Capoten ( captopril ), and Prinivil ( lisinopril ). ACE inhibitors have been shown to be the most effective medication for controlling blood pressure in diabetics. High blood pressure and type 2 diabetes often occur hand-in-hand, and the combination can damage the kidneys , eventually causing kidney failure . In the survey, Pier Luigi Malini, MD, associate professor of medical therapeutics at the University of Bologna, tells WebMD that of the diabetic patients who reported the cough , only about 5% asked to be taken off the drug because of it. None of the patients involved in the study were aware that Malini's team was investigating cough . Malini tells WebMD that one very intriguing finding was that the 5% who did stop taking the medication because of the cough were among the few patients who knew it was a side effect. "This point is extremely interesting. Certainly awareness of the possibility of a side effect increases the chances that a patient might declare it," Malini says. "There are some patients who read the leaflet that accompanies the medication box, and the next time you see them they declare all the symptoms written." But the fact that some patients did not know about the cough is troubling, says Malini, because it suggests that the ph Continue reading >>

Whooping Cough Due To Diabetes

Whooping Cough Due To Diabetes

I am new to this forum and desperate for a remedy. My mother is suffering from diabetes from a long time now. We have changed many doctors but the diabetes the diabetes does not becomes normal, moreover after diabetes she got infected with whooping cough and she keep on coughing for long time. I have tried many medicines but no good. Please help what should be done. Any home remedy, excise or special diet that I need to follow so that diabetes is reduced and cough is cured. Hoping for reply. Thanks. If her sugar level is running over 300 very often, her Lupisulin and Zoryl dosages need to be adjusted - they are not keeping her within a safe range (which should be about 90-140 mg/dl). Does her diet contain other carbs - possibly wheat products like breads? That is a big offender for many diabetics. Is her cough diagnosed as actual Pertussis ? Does she have asthma or other respiratory illnesses? The high blood sugar can hinder the healing process of the other ailments, just the same as it can hinder the healing of wounds. Whatever it takes to get her blood sugar down is going to help all the other things too. Welcome Admit, you are in the right place for answers. You love your mother very much to want to help her. What is your mother's diet? That is important to getting her blood sugar down. You have to be careful with a diet that involves someone who is sick. Sometimes the diet can raise the blood sugar. Check all labels and be sure to give her the serving size that is on the label. Have you tried Vick's vapo rub for your mother? It comes in a jar. I have some handy. When I have a cold on cough, I rub it on underneath my neck when I go to bed. Also, a humidifor (sp?) might help. I am new to this forum and desperate for a remedy. My mother is suffering from diabetes from Continue reading >>

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Might Be Causing Your Chronic Cough

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Might Be Causing Your Chronic Cough

Soy: This 'Beloved' Food Can Cause Allergic Reactions for Years - and Infertility for Generations! Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a known cause of central and peripheral nervous system damage. It has been implicated in sensory neuropathy and autonomic nervous system dysfunction -- which can in turn have a role in chronic, unexplained coughs. A recent study showed that vitamin B-12 deficiency patients had a higher prevalence of laryngeal hyperresponsiveness. After being given B-12 supplements, their symptoms and laryngeal, bronchial, and cough thresholds significantly improved. According to the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: "This study suggests that [vitamin B-12 deficiency] may contribute to chronic cough by favoring sensory neuropathy as indicated by laryngeal hyperresponsiveness and increased NGF expression in pharyngeal biopsies of [vitamin B-12 deficiency] patients. [Vitamin B-12 deficiency] should be considered among factors that sustain chronic cough, particularly when cough triggers cannot be identified." There's nothing worse than having a "mystery cough" that lingers and has no apparent cause. Your doctor will tell you it might be a sign of bronchitis or asthma and try to get you to inhale anti-inflammatory steroidal medications, some of which have a very dubious safety history. If this approach fails this new study suggests it would be worthwhile to consider a trial of of optimizing your vitamin B12 levels. But doing this may be trickier than you think, more about this in a moment. If you eat an all vegetarian or vegan diet, vitamin B12 is one of the nutrients your body is most likely deficient in. Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B complex vitamins and is naturally present in foods that come from animals, including meat, fish, eggs, milk an Continue reading >>

Congestive Heart Failure (chf)

Congestive Heart Failure (chf)

A type of heart disease in which the heart no longer pumps sufficient blood to meet the body’s needs. Diabetes is a risk factor for heart failure, but a number of measures, including tight blood glucose control, can greatly reduce this risk. The heart is essentially a muscular pump that circulates about 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body every day. It has four chambers: two upper chambers called atria, which receive blood, and two lower chambers called ventricles, which pump blood out. The chambers are separated by four heart valves that open and close in such a way that blood flows only in the proper direction. Each heartbeat involves a series of expansions and contractions of the heart muscle, as the heart receives oxygen-depleted blood from the body, sends it to the lungs to release carbon dioxide and receive oxygen, and delivers the oxygen-rich blood to the heart and the rest of the body. A healthy heart adjusts its output of blood based on the body’s changing needs, pumping more blood when a person is active and less blood when he is at rest. In congestive heart failure, the heart does not actually stop beating, but one or both of the ventricles become weak and unable to pump vigorously. As blood flow slows down, blood and fluid build up, or congest, in parts of the body. If the left ventricle is not pumping properly, blood and fluid collect in the lungs or heart; if the right ventricle is weak, fluid builds up in the legs and feet. If CHF continues untreated, the heart muscle may thicken or enlarge to compensate for its diminished pumping capacity, a change that further weakens the heart muscle. Heart failure usually develops gradually over many years, most often as the result of underlying coronary artery disease, damage to the heart muscle from a pre Continue reading >>

Constant Cough | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Constant Cough | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Does anyone else have a constant cough that leaves you breathless type 1 diabetic Does anyone else have a constant cough that leaves you breathless type 1 diabetic I'm Type 2, and before I was diagnosed I had a constant cough for about three months, its why I went to the doctor. It disappeared once I had got my blood sugars under control. Does anyone else have a constant cough that leaves you breathless type 1 diabetic Yeah!! Had for about 3 years. Been to GP and been sent to hospital for all kinds of tests but everything came back 'normal' Are you taking an ACE inhibitor? After several years of taking one I developed a continuous cough, changing to an ARB cured the problem. I also had a constant cough which I thought was due to the flu but that didn't go away for weeks after. I just got diagnosed with type 2 a month ago and I was about to go back to the doctor's about this cough but it seems to have disappeared. I am getting my blood sugar under control by using a low-carb diet. There is no way of knowing what these things are, you must make an appointment and see your GP to get the answer. I had a cough like the one you describe and left it and it didnt work out well for me as I later suffered 3 bouts of respiratory failure and ended up in intensive care. I was finally diagnosed with broncheictasis and mild COPD . So please go and see your GP and get it checked out, I wish I had done it sooner, then I could have avoided most of the problems I had. Continue reading >>

Clinical Quiz Significance Of Spirometry In A Diabetic Patient With Chronic Cough

Clinical Quiz Significance Of Spirometry In A Diabetic Patient With Chronic Cough

Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic disease of all age groups especially the middle age and aged people. Diabetes can cause serious complications that involve multiple organs and physiological functions. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs and systems. Spirometry is a powerful tool used to detect, differentiate, follow and manage the patients with pulmonary disorders. Diabetic patients with a clinical history of respiratory complaints and any occupational and industrial exposure, in that condition, spirometry is more important to assess the risk and early diagnosis of lung disease. Continue reading >>

Chronic Cough - Cancer Therapy Advisor

Chronic Cough - Cancer Therapy Advisor

What complications might you expect from the disease or treatment of the disease? Are you sure your patient has chronic cough? What are the typical findings for this disease? Cough is the most common reason that patients present to doctor offices. Chronic cough in children is common, disruptive and can be difficult to treat. Chronic cough is defined as a cough lasting four weeks or longer. A persistent cough is a common source of frustration for patients and a common reason for specialty consultation. Patient and family perception that the cough is being minimized or not taken seriously commonly leads to breakdown in communication between doctor and patient. Key Historical Points in evaluation of chronic cough: Timing of cough; day, night with or without feeds Often a symptom diary is a helpful and vital tool in evaluation. Key Physical Exam findings to concentrate on evaluation of chronic cough: 3. Auscultation of Chest; wheezing, crackles What laboratory studies should you request to help confirm the diagnosis? How should you interpret the results? The evaluation of the child with chronic cough should be guided by the history and physical examination and by a careful attention to the differential diagnosis. At no time should the family's concerns regarding the disruptive nature of the cough be disregarded or minimized. Effective communication will be essential when communicating the results of the evaluation. Standard Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) including spirometry and lung volume measurements are usually possible in children aged 8 and over. Children aged 6 to 8 years can usually perform acceptable spirometry. PFTs should be performed in any child capable. The presence of an obstructive defect with a response to bronchodilator would strongly suggest that asthm Continue reading >>

Can Insulin Cause A Dry Cough?

Can Insulin Cause A Dry Cough?

What is written is not to be taken as medical advice or opinion) As a type 1 diabetic I have injected insulin every day for over 50 years and cannot in any way convince myself that insulin itself has caused me to have any form of cough. Furthermore in my reading and educating myself about diabetes I have not seen any reference, discussion or anecdote to suggest a conneection between insulin and cough of any type. A constant cough can be disruptive for any person but when it comes to diabetics, it does complicate matters. For starters, a person with diabetes cannot just reach out for any over the counter (OTC) cough syrup because it is likely to be rich in sugar. Secondly, the cough is often the result of a cold and this puts additional stress on the body, causing blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, dealing with cough in diabetics requires much greater care and attention. Cold, cough and blood sugar whats the link? If the cough and cold is the result of an infection, the body seeks to combat it by releasing greater quantities of hormones to fight the infection . While this is good for people without diabetes, it can create complications for diabetic persons because, as the American Diabetes Association explains, these hormones interfere with the action of insulin in the body. Whether it is the natural insulin produced by the pancreas or the insulin a person receives as part of anti-diabetic therapy, this hormonal interference is likely to result in higher blood sugar levels.[1](Reference) If a diabetic person has cough and cold that lasts for more than a week, the chronically elevated blood glucose levels can lead to other complications such as ketoacidosis where too much acid builds up in the blood.[4](Reference) This makes it even more crucial for diabetics to deal Continue reading >>

Chronic & Acute Cough Symptoms, Remedies & Treatments

Chronic & Acute Cough Symptoms, Remedies & Treatments

Some common causes of chronic cough include asthma , allergic rhinitis, sinus problems (for example sinus infection ), esophageal reflux of stomach contents, medications such as ACE inhibitors, and whooping cough. In rare cases, chronic cough may be the result of inhaling foreign objects into the lungs (usually in children). It is important to see a doctor who may order a chest X-ray if a chronic cough is present. The following are common causes of chronic coughing. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of a constant, chronic cough. Asthma is a disease of the airways, resulting in difficulty breathing or wheezing often characterized by abnormal breathing tests. Some asthma sufferers have chronic cough as their only symptom. They may even have normal lung functions tests. This is often referred to as cough-variant asthma. Asthma symptoms can be aggravated by cold air, exposure to air pollutants, pollen , smoke, or perfumes. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refers to acid reflux , or backward flow, of stomach acid and other contents into the esophagus . If stomach acid moves backward up the esophagus, reflexes result in spasm of the airways that can cause shortness of breath and coughing. In some instances, acid reflux can be so severe that substances can be inhaled (aspirated) into the lungs and cause similar symptoms as well as damage to lung tissue. In some individuals, no sensation of heartburn is felt and their only symptom may bechronic cough. Sinus problems and postnasal drip also are causesof chronic cough with mucus. This condition can be difficult to detect. Sometimes CT scan of the sinuses is necessary for diagnosis. Affected individuals often complain of a "tickle in their throat" and frequent throat clearing. What are the different types of chroni Continue reading >>

Dealing With Cough In Diabetics

Dealing With Cough In Diabetics

A constant cough can be disruptive for any person but when it comes to diabetics, it does complicate matters. For starters, a person with diabetes cannot just reach out for any over the counter (OTC) cough syrup because it is likely to be rich in sugar. Secondly, the cough is often the result of a cold and this puts additional stress on the body, causing blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, dealing with in diabetics requires much greater care and attention. Cold, cough and blood sugar – what’s the link? If the cough and cold is the result of an infection, the body seeks to combat it by releasing greater quantities of hormones to fight the infection. While this is good for people without diabetes, it can create complications for diabetic persons because, as the American Diabetes Association explains, these hormones interfere with the action of insulin in the body. Whether it is the natural insulin produced by the pancreas or the insulin a person receives as part of anti-diabetic therapy, this hormonal interference is likely to result in higher blood sugar levels.[1](Reference) If a diabetic person has and cold that lasts for more than a week, the chronically elevated blood glucose levels can lead to other complications such as where too much acid builds up in the blood.[4](Reference) This makes it even more crucial for diabetics to deal with their cough and cold symptoms at once, without waiting for it to go away on its own. Composition of cough products Like all pharmaceutical formulations, OTC cough syrups contain certain active ingredients (the actual drugs responsible for the therapeutic effect) and some inactive materials (solvents, coloring agents, flavoring agents and preservatives) that help to give a palatable and aesthetic product. Both active as well as Continue reading >>

An Undiagnosed Cause Of Chronic Cough

An Undiagnosed Cause Of Chronic Cough

1Department of Family Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India 2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India 3Department of Internal Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India Address for correspondence: Dr. Ketan Malvi, Department of Family Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum - 695 029, Kerala, India. E-mail: [email protected]_natek Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer Copyright : 2015 Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms. Tracheomalacia (TM) refers to loss of tracheal rigidity and resulting susceptibility to collapse. It is usually an incidental finding during investigations of other illness. The main symptoms are dyspnoea, cough, sputum production and hemoptysis. Most cases are considered as respiratory infection and are treated symptomatically. Acquired TM results from damage to trachea due to various conditions such as inflammation, chronic pressure, or medical/surgical procedures. The diagnosis is done by end-expiratory dynamic tracheal imaging, which demonstrates typical crescentric narrowing of trachea and reduced antero-posterior diameter <50% of normal. Management include conservative measures like cough suppressants or surgical measures like tracheoplasty, stenting or surgical repair. We are reporting a case of chronic cough, which was subsequently diagnosed as TM. Keywords: Chronic cough Continue reading >>

My Mother Has Diabetes And She Has Since Had This Dry Cough Thats So Irritating And Gives Her Chest Pain Besides She Sometime Has Difficulty

My Mother Has Diabetes And She Has Since Had This Dry Cough Thats So Irritating And Gives Her Chest Pain Besides She Sometime Has Difficulty

My mother has diabetes and she has since had this dry cough thats so irritating and gives her chest pain besides she sometime has difficulty those around her should live with her with love and understanding, then let her seek medical advice and keep controlling blood sugar and all will be well. The best solution is to bring down her sugar levels down and start medication for dry cough Let me give u some idea Take a Fresh Ginger of 1 inch and crush it and put it in the hot boiling water then add some tea powder(Please do not use sugar and milk) tell her to take a cup of this mixture every three hours in 2 days this dry cough will go please do not forget to continue your Diabetic medicines she is probably facing these problems when her blood sugar rises ( hyperglycemia), the better dosage of her either oral therapy or insulin medication and diet will help her feel good. It is sad to read such misfortune. Diabetes is an indeed expensive terrible misfortune. After my dad completely managed to break free from the bondage of Diabetes i have personally embarked on a solo campaign to share this with other sufferers too. Your mom too can receive relief,so too will your wallet. I have the most confidence in this product my himself took that i take it myself. You can reach me '[email protected]' on how to get this product for your mom or call direct +233541430735 Take her to see a Chest Specialist. I recommend Dr SM Gathua of Ngong Road or Dr Mwongera of Parklands. Diabetics also suffer other infections and must be treated urgently has the immunity is lower and complications can arise faster. Sorry for the sick mother however the cough can go with good medication and also the diabetes can be reversed if you take these herble products from this company BF Suma this is an Ame Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Gerd: Are They Linked? (part 1)

Diabetes And Gerd: Are They Linked? (part 1)

You know the feeling. You wake up in the middle of the night with a burning feeling in your chest or throat. You might have a sour taste in your mouth or feel nauseated. Maybe your throat is sore or you sound hoarse when you talk. Or perhaps you start to wheeze or cough. Many of us have had some or all of these symptoms at one time or another. I know I’ve had a few of them myself, especially after eating a rich meal too late in the evening. But what if you have them all the time? And what’s causing these unpleasant symptoms? Meet GERD Occasional heartburn is one thing. But if you constantly have the symptoms I mentioned above, you might have a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD for short. GERD is a chronic condition in which the stomach acids and sometimes bile flows back into your esophagus (the long tube between your mouth and your stomach). The acids from your stomach irritate and burn the lining of your esophagus and can cause chest pain, a lump in your throat, hoarseness, and a sour taste in your mouth. The acid can also spill into your lungs, leading to wheezing, pain, and shortness of breath. If these symptoms happen a few times a week, your doctor may diagnose you with GERD. Long-Term Risks No one likes having heartburn or other symptoms of acid reflux. If you have them, it’s important to get them treated because letting these symptoms go too long may increase your risk of more serious conditions. The constant backflow of acid into your esophagus can lead to: • Narrowing of your esophagus due to tissue scarring from the acid • Esophagitis, a condition whereby the lining of the esophagus becomes inflamed, possibly leading to ulcers and bleeding • Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing • Barret’s esophagus, a condition in which Continue reading >>

Symptoms Of Diabetes: Seven Signs You Could Have The Condition

Symptoms Of Diabetes: Seven Signs You Could Have The Condition

The symptoms are not always obvious, and many people could be suffering with the condition for years before they learn they have it. Every week 4,500 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes across the UK. However, experts warn thousands could be living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. The condition, which can be caused by being overweight and poor diet can cause blindness, limbs to be amputated - every week diabetes causes 150 amputations - and even kidney failure. It has even been linked to a reduce life expectancy if the condition it not managed well. People also need to ensure they look after their feet properly as high levels of blood glucose can cause foot problems. This can stop nerves working so people might not feel when they have cut their feet or burned themselves. The main symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are: Urinating more often than usual - particularly at night Excessive urination can be triggered by excess glucose in the blood which interferes with the kidney’s ability to concentrate urine. Feeling thirsty Kidneys have to work harder in people with type 2 diabetes. Puldisia is the term given to excessive thirst. Diabetes.co.uk said: “If you feel thirsty all the time or your thirst is stronger than usual and continues even after you drink, it can be a sign that not all is well inside your body.” If you feel thirsty all the time or your thirst is stronger than usual and continues even after you drink, it can be a sign that not all is well inside your body Feeling tired Feeling tired could be a symptom of many conditions - but it can be caused in people who have low blood sugar. Itching around the penis or vagina Thrush - a yeast infection - tends to affect warm, moist areas of the body such as the vagina, penis, mouth and certain areas Continue reading >>

Diabetes-related Causes Of Chronic Cough

Diabetes-related Causes Of Chronic Cough

Our information shows that 3causes of Chronic cough are related to diabetes, or a family history of diabetes (from a list of 151total causes).These diseases and conditions may be more likely causes of Chronic cough if the patient has diabetes,is at risk of diabetes, or has a family history of diabetes. The full list of all possible causes for Chronic cough described in various sources is as follows: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins may possibly cause Chronic cough as a side effect. [ See detailed list of 50drug side effect causes of Chronic cough ] Conditions listing medical symptoms: Chronic cough: The following list of conditionshave ' Chronic cough ' or similarlisted as a symptom in our database.This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete.Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the causeof any symptom. Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions whichinclude a symptom of Chronic cough or choose View All. View All A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W Z Conditions listing medical complications: Chronic cough: The following list of medical conditions have ' Chronic cough ' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use . Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use . Continue reading >>

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