Chronic Cough

Chronic cough is not a disease in itself; rather it is a symptom of an underlying condition. Chronic cough is a common problem and the reason for many doctor visits.

Pathological, chronic cough can be detrimental to health, irritating, and stressful both physiologically and socially. These are the main causes of pathological cough:

  • Respiratory tract infection, such as infection of viruses that cause colds (rhinoviruses such as respiratory syncitial virus (RSV) or flu (influenza).  Many viruses and bacteria benefit by causing their host to cough, which helps to spread the disease to new hosts
  • Allergies or Asthma: These reactive airway diseases often cause dry cough, particularly at night, and cough can linger for weeks during the allergy season
  • Post Nasal Drip (PND): This condition of excess mucus produced by the sinuses may be caused by chronic rhinitis (allergic or non-allergic), sinusitis (acute or chronic), laryngopharyngeal acid reflux (with or without heartburn), or by a disorder of swallowing (such as an esophageal motility disorder)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux, manifested as chronic unexplained cough, hoarseness especially in the morning, nocturnal cough, or cough which gets aggravated after lying down or exercise
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis, including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), causing chronic intractable dry cough which can be so severe that it adversely affects the person’s quality of life
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Drugs (ACE inhibitors) that have the side effects of causing chronic cough
  • Smoking and air pollution causing dry, non-productive cough that produces no phlegm
  • Upper respiratory inflammation (pharyngitis, laryngitis, nasal catarrhalis) due to chronic stress of throat tissue


Asian Health Wisdom on Chronic Cough

  • Clearing the heat (bronchial inflammation) and moistening the lungs to allow the phlegm to release from the bronchioles;
  • Quenching the fire (soothing the inflamed throat tissue) by healing the mucosal lining; and
  • Strengthening the host’s Qi (boosting the general immunity) to improve blood circulation and accelerate healing.

Related Health Concerns

Flu/Cold

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold - Ogden Nash Every year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expects that 5% to 20% of the population will get the flu and that 200,000 people will be hospitalized because of it. Even more than that will get a cold. Is it inevitable?

Sinus Infection

Sinus infection (sinusitis) causes great misery: nasal congestion, sneezing, headache, pain, postnasal drip, and obstructed breath. Sinusitis can be caused by acute upper respiratory infection (URI), allergens and pollutants. Every year, sinusitis affects about 37 million Americans.

Travel Health and Safety

"When you get on an airplane, it's always best to sit at least three rows from a coughing person. You don't know what they have." Dr. Mark Nicas, Exposure Assessment and Control Program at University of California, Berkeley

Related Products

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Botano Throat

Stop your cough and give your throat a chance to heal.  Botano Throat sugar-free lozenges quickly and effectively relieve cough and then help heal the throat by suppressing bronchial inflammation.

 

Note:

Please be advised that the information presented above is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any disease. Statements made about products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Viewers should not rely solely on the information provided on this web site for their own health problems, and are advised to consult with their physicians or other healthcare providers.

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