Why does Hillary Clinton cough? What causes her coughing fits?

She has been having serious coughing fits now for quite some time. 
This past weekend,  Labor Day, 2016, she had two very serious coughing fits, one lasted 4 minutes!

She is not well.

Read more about her health here.



2nd serious coughing fit on her plane with the few chosen people from the press she decided to let ride her with her this weekend.


These are beyond normal hoarse throat and “allergies” as her campaign had been saying.
Here is just one of many videos of Hillary Clinton having a coughing fit and choking.

Why does Hillary Clinton cough- What causes her coughing fits?

Does she possibly have Parkinson’s Disease? 
Taken from Michael J Fox’s Parkinson Foundation Website:

Fast facts:

  • Swallowing difficulty can occur at any stage of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
  • Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders are performed by a speech language pathologist.
  • Swallowing disorders are treatable.
  • The leading cause of death in Parkinson’s is aspiration pneumonia due to swallowing disorders.

Difficulty swallowing, called dysphagia, can happen at any stage of Parkinson disease. Signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include: difficulty swallowing certain foods or liquids, coughing or throat clearing during or after eating/drinking, and feeling as if food is getting stuck.  As the disease progresses, swallowing can become severely compromised and food/liquid can get into the lungs, causing aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death in PD.

Another possible heath issue could be her heart.

I know people with heart trouble can have this condition. I went looking online to see if there any media digging into her constant coughing fits, since if it was any other candidate they would be writing rumors, speculation and making fun of them for sure.
I found almost nothing from the major media at all on this topic.  The only places that even seemed to be asking the question, “Why is Hillary Clinton coughing so much” was The Drudge Report.

Today this article from Camille Pagila came out:

Enough with the Hillary cult: Her admirers ignore reality, dream of worshipping a queen

Hillary Clinton is sick. Coughing fitsIf you don’t know who Camille Pagila is, get to know her and read some of her work. She is an down to earth, common sense, tell it like it is writer and artist of liberal persuasion. She never fails to impress me with her clear eyed view of politics.
Here is what she said, 

Excerpt from article on Salon by Camille Pagila.

The protective major media phalanx around Hillary certainly extends to her health issues, which only the Drudge Report has had the courage to flag. In assessing possible future occupants of the White House, the public has an inalienable right to know. I was incredulous at the passive gullibility of the media, including the New York Times, last July, when a woman internist, identified as Hillary’s doctor, released a summary letter about her health that was lacking in the specifics one would normally expect in medical records. Does anyone really think that world-renowned Hillary, whose main residence for years has been in Washington and not Chappaqua, has as her primary physician an obscure young internist in Mount Kisco, New York? It’s ludicrous on the face of it.

And what about that persistent cough? “Allergy season,” the hacking Hillary claimed on a New York radio show this week. (“You all right? Any mouth to mouth CPR?” joked a host.) I’m just a Ph.D., not an M.D., but I’ll put my Miss Marple hat on here. Am I the only one who noticed Hillary’s high-wrap collar, pallid, puffy face, and bulging eyes during her choleric New Hampshire primary concession speech in February? (Another unusually high collar followed the next morning.)

My tentative theory is that Hillary may have sporadic flare-ups of goiter, worsened under stress. Coughing is a symptom. High collars mask a swollen throat. In serious cases, an operation may be necessary. Is this chronic thyroid condition disqualifying in a presidential candidate? Certainly not in my view, but I don’t like being lied to—by candidates, campaign staffs, or their media sycophants.
Camille Paglia

More from Camille here:

It’s not about sexism: Camille Paglia on Trump, Hillary’s “restless bitterness” and the end of the elites

A side note in the Andrea Mitchell interview was the inadvertent revelation about Hillary’s health. She was wearing a conveniently high mandarin collar, but check out the moment when she mentions Vladimir Putin: one can clearly see an unmistakable lump bulging from the left side of her neck. Whether it is a goiter or some other growth should surely be of legitimate public concern in a presidential candidate. But as a friend tartly wrote to me this week, “Of course not one reporter out of the thousand working reporters in America will dare to ask.”

Hillary Clinton’s worsening coughing fits point to massive hidden health problem. 

Hillary Clinton’s healthcare statement

In 2015, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign released a health statement confirming hypothyroidism as well as allergies.

Dr. Lisa Bardack, her physician, said she regularly takes the thyroid hormone Armour Thyroid and the anticoagulant drug Coumadin to prevent blood clots, as well as an antihistamine for seasonal pollen allergies and vitamin B12, and that she doesn’t smoke and only drinks alcohol occasionally.

Armor Thyroid is often given to patients with an underactive thyroid, thyroid enlargement, or to manage thyroid cancer.

After taking a fall in her home in December 2012, she was given blood thinners for a blood clot in her head, and is still taking them as a precautionary measure.

Here is what a doctor from the program Inside Edition said when asked about Hillary’s coughing fits.
“It’s not just cough,” the doctor said. “There’s some hoarseness, there some throat clearing, in fact there’s frequent throat clearing. When you have these trio of symptoms, you have to think of what I call throat burn reflux, which is acid reflux affecting the throat.”

In 2012 Clinton developed a cerebral blood clot (i.e. tranverse sinus thrombosis) which resulted most likely consequent to a fainting spell. In July Clinton’s doctor claimed that she was“fit to serve” but that she continued to take Coumadin ( a blood thinner to ward off strokes) and Armour Thyroid for hypothyroidism.

In the emails of Clinton’s aides Clinton was described as “often confused.”

In the Jan. 26, 2013, message, Abedin gave the note about Clinton while discussing the secretary’s schedule with another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley.

“Have you been going over calls with her for tomorrow?” Abedin asked Hanley. “So she knows [then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan] Singh is at 8?”

“She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call,” Hanley responded. “Will go over with her.”

“Very imp to do that,” Abedin said in response.

“She’s often confused.”

It was also revealed that Clinton sleeps through meetings.

From a former aide we learn that Clinton gets tired easily:

Her slow speaking might be a side effect of the thyroid medication, but it was also suggested that it might be a means of Clinton exhibiting gravitas and calmness.

But the coughing fits are something else. I kind of put the first one in mind storage but the second episode compelled me to pay closer attention. I’ve seen this before and I’ve seen it in a close friend of mine.

Why does Hillary Clinton cough- What causes her coughing fits

Is Hillary sick?

These coughing fits are a symptom of pulmonary emboli being released into the circulation and entering the lungs. It’s usually a dry cough, but it turns into hemoptysis (coughing up blood) it’s a real problem. Cerebral venous thromboses of size have the potential to cause strokes or infarcts of the brain. Venal circulation returns blood to the heart, which directs it to the lungs for re-oxygenation via the pulmonary artery. Arteries bring blood to organs, veins take it away from organs. If a clot of sufficient size blocks the pulmonary artery, it’s lights out, and quickly. Such clots usually result from deep vein thrombosis. It’s not common, but CVST’s (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis) can lead to pulmonary emboli. If small clots form or dislodge from the wall of a vein they travel to the heart and then to the lung where they can get lodged in the alveoli and causes irritation and subsequent coughing.For more see here, here, and here. In Clinton’s case it may be that she is still forming clots at the site of the injury or she may be having bits separate from a not fully resolved clot.

 Is there any other candidate who would not have their health status questioned after a history of severe coughing fits in the middle of their speeches?

Should the public be concerned about Hillary's constant coughing fits?


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