What causes Peeing While Coughing?
Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of bronchitis. People often don’t realize that they are suffering from cough. However, it’s not just because you’re sick or tired; coughing is actually a way to expel mucus from your lungs (see image). If you cough too much, you will get pneumonia.
The main cause of puking is the inflammation of the airways due to infection. The best cure for bronchitis is proper treatment with antibiotics. The best way to prevent coughing is to avoid infections in the first place!
Symptoms of Peeing While Coughing:
You may experience any of these symptoms if you have been coughing for long periods of time:
Panting (breathing hard)
Difficulty breathing (pneumonia)
Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
A feeling like you need to throw up/pee immediately
Fainting spells (seizures)
Peeing yourself (urinary incontinence)
What can make you cough?
Coughing is typically triggered by certain factors which may or may not include the following:
Coughing is an involuntary reflex to remove any foreign materials (such as mucus, dust, bacteria, etc.) that gets into your lungs.
Sudden change in air pressure (your ears “pop” when you go from a to lower place, same thing happens when you go from a high place to a low place)
Viruses (viral bronchitis, the flu, and many other types of viruses)
Bacteria (bacterial bronchitis)
Tobacco smoke (smoking causes about 9 out of 10 cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD and is second only to air pollution as a cause of it)
Exposure to other hazardous chemicals
Outdoor air pollution
Other irritants (chemical fumes, paint fumes, etc.)
Smog (a mixture of smoke and fog)
Natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, volcanoes)
Dust storms (devastating sandstorms in areas like the Sahara desert)
Strong emotions (anger, crying, laughing, etc.) can also lead to excessive coughing
How to stop peeing while coughing?
There are several reasons why you may cough excessively while peeing.
If you have an infection of your urinary tract (bladder and urethra) due to bacteria, it can cause coughing while peeing, and possibly even fever. In such cases, drinking plenty of fluids is important since your body is trying to flush out bacteria which has multiplied in large amounts. Drinking water, but also other non-alcoholic drinks will help.
Be sure to urinate often (no pun intended).
If you have an inflammation of your respiratory tract, such as the nose and throat (nasopharyngitis), the coughing can be a nuisance. Be sure to drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration and make sure to rest in bed so that the body can recover on its own. Coughing is the body’s natural defense mechanism against foreign irritants.
Coughing is not something that you can really control, it just happens.
If you have a lung infection (pneumonia) or inflammation of the chest cavity (pleurisy), this can cause coughing while peeing as well. In such cases, rest is very important since any physical activity could potentially cause your injured lungs to bleed which would be a serious complication. You will need to take antibiotics in order to fight off the infection.
If you have an asthma attack, this can also lead to coughing while peeing. Coughing during an asthma attack can be triggered by many factors, such as irritants like smoke or unexpected changes in the weather, or voluntary actions such as laughing or vomiting, but it can also be completely random. Asthma causes the airways to narrow and swell, making it difficult or impossible to breath.
If the respiratory system is triggered in any way, this can lead to coughing. Obviously, in such cases, your immediate concern is breathing. Make sure you are in a place with adequate oxygen, often times elevating your legs can help as well. If you use an inhaler, take it immediately.
If you have an undiagnosed pain in your chest, this can also be a cause of coughing while peeing. Although this is less likely, it’s still important to seek medical care if you experience chest pain. It is very easy to confuse the feeling of pressure in your chest with that of flatulence, but true chest pain, whether sharp or dull, lasts longer and is not alleviated by passing gas.
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