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Saturday, July 04, 2009 Big headache, Community Member, asks

Q: Are frequent headaches a symptom of COPD?

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?

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro
7/31/09 8:30pm

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,

Kathi

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By Big headache, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 07/04/09