Got a Cough that Won't Quit?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
November 3, 2008 4:55pm CST
If your cough isn't caused by the usual suspects like smoking, asthma, allergies or a virus, your iron levels may be low. In a recent study, otherwise healthy women between the ages of 35 and 41 who took iron supplements for two months saw their chronic coughs improve - and in some cases disappear. How to tell if you're iron deficient? Ask your doctor for a blood test.
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@hildas (3031)
3 Nov 08
Thank you for that, I think I will try some iron supplements as I cough often. I do have asthma but I think my iron is low anyway and I always feel tired and dizzy. I was going to try these and now I certainly am. Thank you.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Nov 08
You're welcome. I hope it helps.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
now this is very interesting, I have had a cough for years and I know I have a low iron count because i prefer not to eat meat so i am going to try this and see if it has any affect on my cough, thank you for this, it is worth a try..
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Can't hurt to try. Have you tried eating raisins? They also have a good amount of iron.