Cough Syncope describes momentary loss of consciousness directly and immediately associated with a coughing episode. Syncope is more commonly referred to as fainting. Fainting episodes can be dangerous. The good news is that Cough Syncope will be eliminated if cough is eliminated.
Cough is a common symptom of many different medical conditions. Chronic Cough is a distinct medical condition that can result in syncope. It is vitally important that your cough be thoroughly evaluated by a Cough Expert in order to begin cough treatment targeting your specific underlying medical condition.
Cough Syncope was first described in 1876 as “laryngeal vertigo.” Sometimes, Cough Syncope is mistakenly worked-up as a seizure and a diagnosis of epilepsy is considered. Therefore, reporting of fainting episodes resulting from coughing may be understated and actually may be common.
Men suffering with Chronic Cough are more likely to experience violent coughing episodes that result in syncope.
Fainting episodes are generally not predictable and, therefore, can be dangerous. Until cough is controlled, it is recommended that you avoid activities that may compromise your or others health and safety if a fainting episode unexpectedly occurs, e.g. driving and operating machinery.
Dr. Mandel Sher formally established Center for Cough in 2009 with a dedicated focus on persons suffering with Chronic Cough, also known as Persistent Cough or Hypersensitive Cough Reflex. Sometimes, Chronic Cough is an indication of an underlying medical condition. Sometimes, unexplained chronic cough is the problem – for these patients, Dr. Mandel Sher and the Center for Cough team serve as medical detectives. Listening to each patient’s narrative and reviewing medical history (especially previous cough workups and therapies) are cornerstones of Dr. Sher’s approach.
All Center for Cough’s services are traditional, evidence-based medicine consistent with current clinical guidelines. All Center for Cough’s services are a covered benefit of Medicare, commercial insurance, and other governmental programs.
Dr. Mandel Sher’s innovative and effective approach to remarkable and sustainable cough relief and resolution is based on how the Center for Cough team assembles the pieces of the cough puzzle. Contact Dr. Mandel Sher: 727-393-8067. www.centerforcough.com.
In addition to caring for people with chronic cough, Dr. Sher is a Clinical Research Investigator who is working with global scientists and researchers to evaluate cough drugs to offer Center for Cough patients a treatment option that is not yet available to the general public. Dr. Sher is also a frequent guest speaker at national and global professional society meetings.