• Big headache Big headache
    July 04, 2009
    Are frequent headaches a symptom of COPD?
    Big headache Big headache
    July 04, 2009

    I am a heavy smoker with constant loud coughing and flem for many years. I have started having reoccurring headaches several times each day. Can headaches be caused by lack of oxygen from difficulty breathing?



  • Kathi MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    July 31, 2009
    Kathi MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    July 04, 2009

    I suppose it may be  possible that your headaches are related to lack of oxygen. The frequent, hard coughing might also be a factor. BUT... headaches can also be a symptom of many other conditions, some of them serious. In all probability the headaches are nothing to worry about, but to ease your mind and be sure, I would strongly encourage you to consult with a doctor about this.


    To your health,



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