Poor cough in my opinion is the most under appreciated issue in Parkinson’s.
See our Facebook video on tips about cough and Parkinson’s and how to potentially avoid aspiration pneumonia.
Coughing when eating may be the sign that food or drink is getting into the lungs. This may possibly lead to aspiration pneumonia.
Make sure if your cough is not vigorous or if you are coughing when eating to tell your medical team and to get in for a swallowing evaluation. This test and the advice of a swallowing expert may save your life!
Demonstrate for your doc or healthcare team your cough at every visit— but we don’t recommend coughing directly on them!
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