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What are the causes of persistent cough, fatigue, anxiety, and night sweats in an occasional smoker?


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Dr. Albana Greca

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At April 5, 2024
Reviewed AtApril 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 45-year-old male. I smoke occasionally, and I am really scared about my health. I need your expertise to help me understand what is happening. I have been coughing persistently for a few weeks, and I cannot shake off this feeling of fatigue. I have also lost a few pounds. I sweat more during the night. Is it due to anxiety or any other major illness? If so, what should I do? I can not ignore this anymore, and the uncertainty is driving me crazy. Are there any specific tests that I must undertake, and what are the treatment options to gain relief? Kindly help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I am here to provide you with expert medical opinion.

Persistent coughing, fatigue, unintended weight loss, and night sweats are symptoms that warrant medical attention. These symptoms can be associated with various conditions, including respiratory issues, infections, or more concerning illnesses. Though you are an occasional smoker, the risk of developing respiratory problems is high.

Please seek medical help promptly. A doctor can perform a thorough examination and may recommend tests like chest X-rays, blood work, or a CT (computed tomography) scan to diagnose the underlying cause. But first, schedule an immediate consultation with your family doctor to run a basic check-up and start taking treatment as soon as possible. The sooner, the better will be the outcome.

I wish you a speedy recovery. Please revert in case of any further queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Albana Greca
Dr. Albana Greca

General Practitioner

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