Does Coughing Phlegm Mean Heart Failure?

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My husband has been coughing up phlegm for almost two months. He has been to doctors for test and found nothing wrong. He just went to polynolo gist to tested for allergies or ashma. The said he was orderline for ashma. He put him on a respirator to use twice a day. It hasn't helped. He is still coughing up mucus.
Has your husband run the chest CT? What is the result?
Does this occur day and night?
For months the doctors told me it was allergies and asthma when in actuality I have a leaky valve. Was having to sit up to sleep so I wouldn't cough so much!
How did you find out? Seeing another doctor?

A leaky valve causes left-sided heart failure, and this in turn causes increased pressure on the lungs, squeezing the blood out of the lungs. So you coughed phlegm. Heart valve replacement would treat this condition.
Valvular heart disease can cause heart failure. Heart failure manifests as breathing difficulties in supine position, dyspnea after exercise, cough, pink phlegm, edema of lower limbs, etc. Valve surgery can treat it.
In the first week of October 2019, I caught the flu which resulted in coughing up phlegm. Normal, right? I takes me 2 weeks to get over the flu. However, coughing up phlegm has continued and tomorrow it will be 4 weeks. It is worse in the morning and sometimes it seems to get better, and it is better later in the day. In the morning I awake at 5 and will cough every 8 minutes to clear my bronchia. I drink coffee which works as a an expectorant. There is no blood. Phlegm is light yellow. Ibuprophen seems to help as it reduces inflamation.
A little yellowish coloration of the sputum means you have co-existing baccterial infection. It is hard to say it is infected at the same time with the flu or shortly after the flu. To get rid of the cough, see a pulmonologist and use antibiotics
I have the same symptoms found ouy two valvues  were leaking, gotta have surgery.
I have the same exact symptoms including valves replaced and one repaired. At one time my doctor said my valves were leaking went back he said they wasn't but symptoms still present. What can I do?
When the valves are replaced and repaired,the heart function can be improved obviously,and the symptoms of heart failure including cough, shortness of breath, can also disappear obviously.

If you still have a chronic cough after surgery, you need to first determine your heart functions.
            
If the echocardiography indicates that the cardiac function has declined, and there is both cough and expectoration (not dry cough), it can be treated with drugs such as diuresis and heart function protection. After improving the cardiac function, the cough should be relieved.      
      
If the heart function is OK, you need to check whether you have taken an ACE inhibitor recently to reduce blood pressure. If so, you can ask your cardiologist to adjust your antihypertensive drugs.            

Of course, coughing may also be caused by lung inflammation. You need to take a chest CT scan. If there is lung inflammation, antibiotics should be given as early as possible.
I have been having difficult in breathing and coughing at the same time .This is my first time of experiencing it
It's likely bronchial spasms that made you feel difficulty of breathing. Cough may have led to this. It's treatable, usually doctors prescribe inhaler to treat.
My husband has been coughing up phlegm for almost two months. He has been to doctors for test and found nothing wrong. He just went to polynolo gist to tested for allergies or ashma. The said he was orderline for ashma. He put him on a respirator to use twice a day. It hasn't helped. He is still coughing up mucus.
Has your husband run the chest CT? What is the result?
I have been having difficult in breathing and coughing at the same time .This is my first time of experiencing it
It's likely bronchial spasms that made you feel difficulty of breathing. Cough may have led to this. It's treatable, usually doctors prescribe inhaler to treat.
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