Coughing with cough
Im a smoker i have been coughing since past a year. its not regular but sometimes i get attacks of cough. since im a smoker since 7 years i know tat coughing or haven cough all the time is normal but i dont think this time its normal. which tests should i do?
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Coughing for any person continuously isn't normal..in your case you have almost a decade of smoking history. Smoking cause decreased mucociliary function..means your airways ability to clear off secretions and mucus decreases drastically to a normal person.. Plus there is high risk of infection due to the same.. STOP SMOKING.. OR ATLEAST REDUCE AND GO TO A GRADUAL STOP..THATS THE ONLY SURESHOT TREATMENT.. You wil prevent more damage to your lungs and hence a better life..alternatively your symptoms can be of COPD.(chronic obstructive pulmonary ds)..consult a chest physician for the same..
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