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A study released in October 2007 by a team of Italian researchers has shown that iron deficiency anemia can cause chronic cough and inflammation of the vocal cords in women sufferers.

Women are more likely than men to suffer from both iron deficiency anemia and unexplained chronic coughs. It turns out that administering a simple iron supplement frequently results in the disappearance of persistent coughing.

Researchers have found that iron deficiency results in chronic inflammation, particularly of the back of the throat and vocal cords.


I have long suspected that another cause of chronic unexplained coughs is candidiasis. Although a yeast overgrowth is typically associated with only one anatomical region, candida can affect any of the mucous membranes. When I have a yeast overgrowth, I usually get a cough. I’ve never seen a study supporting my theory, however. 

One Response to “Iron deficiency anemia, candida and chronic coughs”

  1. Rick says:

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