Can't Stop Coughing? 8 Possible Reasons
What's causing your chronic cough?
You've been coughing for weeks. How do you know if it's a hard-to-shake cold or something more serious?
Only a doctor can tell for sure what's behind your hacking. A number of conditions could be to blame, such as asthma; postnasal drip; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, progressive disease that includes both emphysema and bronchitis.
Read more about COPD and some common (and relatively uncommon) culprits in chronic cough.
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