Cough is a natural reflex that helps clear our airways from irritants and mucus.
While it is often a normal bodily response, a persistent cough can be an indication of an underlying health issue.
What is Cough?
Cough is a reflex action of your body that helps you clear your airways of irritants, such as such as dust, pollen, smoke or bacteria.
The process of coughing involves the diaphragm and chest muscles, which contract to create a high-pressure environment in the airways, forcing air and any foreign substances out.
Most often, coughing is a symptom of an underlying illness, such as a cold, flu or allergies.
Coughing can also be caused by environmental irritants, such as air pollution or chemical fumes.
The cough reflex can also be triggered by irritation in the throat or lungs due to postnasal drip, smoking or acid reflux.
Depending on the cause, cough can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating.
Types of Coughs
Coughs may seem similar at first, but each type has its unique characteristics and underlying causes.
Here, we’ll explore the various types of coughs, making it easier for you to identify them and understand the reasons behind them.
What Triggers Coughs?
Your body reacts many possible triggers that make you cough. From infections to environmental irritants, the causes are many.
Your doctor will start by taking your medical history and performing a physical examination. Depending on the suspected cause, additional diagnostic tests may include:
Treatment and Management
Choosing the right treatment is key to managing coughs and regaining control over your respiratory health.
Explore various options that target the root cause and help alleviate your symptoms effectively.
When to See a Doctor
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms along with your cough.
With a handful of smart preventive measures, you can minimise your chances of experiencing coughs and improve your respiratory health.
Though occasional coughing helps maintain clear airways, there are effective ways to reduce other coughs.
Coughs are a common and natural reflex that helps protect our respiratory system.
While they can be bothersome, it’s important to understand the underlying causes, types and appropriate treatments to ensure a speedy recovery.
Don’t hesitate to consult your doctor at once, if you’re ever concerned about your cough.
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