COUGH CURES & REMEDIES
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Many people suffer from coughs, sometimes they are associated with colds and flu, other times they can just turn up and be downright annoying. Many commercial cough syrups and remedies don't work very well and can be expensive, so in this app we will show you lots of tried and tested ways to help stop coughing.
A cough is an action the body takes to get rid of substances that are irritating to the air passages, which carry the air a person breathes in from the nose and mouth to the lungs. A cough occurs when cells along the air passages get irritated and trigger a chain of events. The result is air in the lungs is forced out under high pressure. A person can choose to cough (a voluntary process), or the body may cough on its own (an involuntary process).
Causes of Coughs
There are many causes for cough. Doctors classify coughs into two categories, acute and chronic. An an acute cough is one that been present for less than three weeks. Chronic coughs are those present for more than three weeks.
Acute coughs can be divided into infectious (caused by an infection) and noninfectious causes.
Infectious causes of acute cough include viral upper respiratory infections (the common cold), sinus infections, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, and whooping cough.
Noninfectious causes of cough include flare-ups of chronic conditions such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, and environmental allergies.
The easiest way to simplify the causes of chronic cough is to divide them into their locations with respect to the lungs. The categories are environmental irritants, conditions within the lungs, conditions along the passages that transmit air from the lungs to the environment, conditions within the chest cavity but outside of the lungs, and digestive causes.