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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Coughing

07/01/2008

Question:

my husband at times coughs so hard and then passes out for a few seconds if i`m home i will shake him to wake him,,,sometimes he says he does this and dont know how long he was out,any ideas thank you

Answer:

Fainting from coughing is not a normal or expected experience.  Please have your husband see a physician as soon as possible as there are multiple reasons this may be occurring.

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Response by:

Gerene S Bauldoff, RN, PhD, FCCP, FAACVPR, FAAN Gerene S Bauldoff, RN, PhD, FCCP, FAACVPR, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University