Feels like I need to cough

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So a new symptom has kind of appeared for me, im not on any medication for heartburn or indigestion, but as of recently it feels like there's something making me need to kind of cough. Its hard to describe, but its almost like the feeling of something stuck at the top of my lungs. I have seen a few posts on here similar to this, but im not sure if its the same or not.

I do on a regular-ish basis feel an acidic stomach, but not super bad.

I guess my question is if you all think this is heartburn/indigestion related and whether I should bring it up to my doctor or not!

Thank you for any responses!

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    I recently have learned that almost everyone is low on potassium. Yet, it is critical to almost every function of the human body. A deficiency can cause all sort of issues.

    Major benefits

    It regulates heart rhythm.  An irregular heartbeat can cause a cough.
    It helps each cell communicate and regulates blood sugars synthesis.
    It is involved in proper digestion and stomach acid production.
    It is involved in all muscle movement.
    
    
    So, just to rule it out, you can juice dark green veggies, like Kale and spinach. Or you can eat 8 oz of pistachios or similar nuts every day. I take two potassium tablets with every meal. I am treating my type 2 diabetes and getting good results, but it takes a few weeks. Try it, if it does not solve your issue, it will only make you healthier and maybe prevent something worse.
    
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      So, just to rule it out, you can juice dark green veggies, like Kale and spinach. Or you can eat 8 oz of pistachios or similar nuts every day. I take two potassium tablets with every meal. I am treating my type 2 diabetes and getting good results, but it takes a few weeks. Try it, if it does not solve your issue, it will only make you healthier and maybe prevent something worse.
      
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      **** So, just to rule it out, you can juice dark green veggies, like Kale and spinach. Or you can eat 8 oz of pistachios or similar nuts every day. I take two potassium tablets with every meal. I am treating my type 2 diabetes and getting good results, but it takes a few weeks. Try it, if it does not solve your issue, it will only make you healthier and maybe prevent something worse.****

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      I would still suggest increasing your potassium intake. Most blood tests are not complete because they do not measure potassium levels in the cells and muscles and bones. It requires a different specific test. But, the recommended daily intake is still 4700mg. Only about 2% of the adult population gets that amount daily. The only way to determine a deficiency is to get the 4700mg and see if the symptoms go away. Type 1 diabetics may be even more vulnerable because insulin can cause the body to lose some potassium.

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