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My husband has Parkinsons disease and has recently developed

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My husband has Parkinson's disease and has recently developed a cough. He has not had a cold nor does he suffer from air born/allergy problems. It is not a chesty, dry or tickly or long lived cough and can best be described as explosive, usually occurring when lying down in bed at night and sometimes when sitting calmly late afternoons, early evenings.

We will consult his GP but wonder if this is a condition associated with the disease.

Many thanks
Susanne
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today. Yes this can be part of Parkinsons disease. Patients commonly develop dysphagia or problems with coordinating swallowing. Food can remain in the esophagus or can be lodged in the airways or lungs. This may or may not be what is happening. People with swallowing problems can also have voice problems. Physical therapy can be helpful to help coordinate swallowing. I hope this helps to answer your question.

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