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problems breathing,always clearing throat
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problems breathing,always clearing throat

i have bad breathing problems, have been to doctors, have had all kinds of tests run and all kind of scans done,they could not find anything,but still i can hardly breath at times.i give out of breath real easy,seems to inhale ok but does not seem to exhale to good. and i have to clear my throat all the time but nothing wants to come out,sometimes i do it so much it makes my voice hoarse, i can barely talk.do it all through the day and night. dont know what else to do for either problem, have tried everything. i have so many doctors bills now that i cant afford to keep going back to them for i am getting nothing done. hope you can help    thanks''
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What you describe suggests that, if you don’t have asthma, you may have a vocal cord problem.  That could be physical, such as vocal cord nodules or cord paralysis, although the latter would also cause difficulty with inspiration.  A cord problem could also be non-physical; that is a functional disorder that results in your cords closing inappropriately.  You should ask your doctors if pulmonary function tests showed any obstruction to airflow.  You should request direct examination of your vocal cords by a doctor trained in the use of what is called a fiberoptic laryngoscope.  A problem with the vocal cords would also be consistent with your symptom of hoarseness.

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Sounds like you have some post nasal drip going on. I'd try an antihistamine if you do not have any contraindications or they could not find anything wrong with you.   You don't have CHF correct?  That is heart failure causing you to cough however lungs and body would fill with fluid and the tests they did should be able to find that!!   If breathing is still bad ask for an albuterol inhaler... May help you breath out better.
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