Cough itself is not considered a disease. On the contrary, many think that they got off lightly. And on cough after eating, very few people pay attention. But this is only at first. Many with this problem can not cope for many years. As a rule, such a cough can be a symptom of many serious diseases, the definition of which requires careful and lengthy examinations.
Cough that occurs after a certain periodtime after eating, can be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can be revealed by a gastroenterologist after a number of necessary examinations, examination and diagnosis of the disease itself.
Also today, experts carry out some finecommunication in terms of occurrence of a similar cough between GERD and asthma. It is known that the appearance of GERD is characterized by heartburn, which threatens to further develop into sores throughout the esophagus. And in certain cases, reflux disease complicates the course of asthma. Her attacks, complicated by this ailment, increase after a direct meal.
That's it, and this is the whole danger andthe seriousness of the situation. The resulting asthma can not be treated with conventional, conventional anti-asthmatic drugs. Treatment in this case not only does not give a result, but it can cause a number of complications.
Cough after eating is usually accompanied bysputum discharge, which accumulates in the bronchi. It can be caused by various allergic reactions that occur on a particular food or a certain individual component contained in food.
Often, the causes of such a coughcan become problems and various disorders of the digestive tract or stomach ulcers. Therefore, a gastroenterologist and allergist should be examined.
Fight with this cough should becardinal methods: quit (if available), do not wear stiff clothing, fight overweight, exclude food for the night, maximally limit high-calorie and fatty foods, coffee, chocolate, tea, alcohol and cola.
Basically, for the treatment of this conditionspecialists appoint antacids. They prevent the pharynx and respiratory tract from affecting with acidic gastric juice, which led to irritation of their mucous membranes and subsequently caused coughing.
The most common are such types of cough:
It should also be noted that cough after eatingmay occur due to dehydration of the body. In order for the food to digest, the required amount of liquid is required. Therefore, it is more common in older people. For its prevention, it is recommended to drink 2 cups of water after eating.
In any case, only the experienced specialist will be able to determine the most accurate reason for this phenomenon after the necessary tests have been submitted. And on their basis the most effective treatment will be already appointed.
Children's cough deserves special attention. The consequences can be very serious, so it is so important to correctly establish the cause that causes this or that kind of cough. As a rule, coughing attacks in a child arise from irritation of the receptors of the tracheobronchial tree.
Most often, such seizures are worse at night,A prolonged horizontal position promotes the flow of mucus down the larynx. And this, in turn, causes her irritation and, as a result, the appearance of a cough. But to take off attacks, perhaps only knowing the nature of their occurrence.
To such a state can cause a bronchialasthma or getting into the respiratory tract of a foreign body, whooping cough accompanied by a convulsive cough, or respiratory diseases of the larynx, pharynx and nose. In addition, the cause of seizures is often bronchitis or pneumonia.
Whatever the cough - wet, dry, barking,deep or shallow - and regardless of whether a cough occurs after a meal or at night, you should not ignore it, but immediately consult a qualified specialist.