Posts Tagged ‘cough’


Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs.  It occurs when either bacteria or viruses get stuck in the lungs – the germs multiply and form an infected area.  In order to understand it, things you should know include something about the lungs and what they do. When you breathe in, you pull oxygen into your lungs.  That oxygen travels through breathing tubes and eventually gets into your blood through the alveoli.  Alveoli are tiny air sacs covered in tiny blood vessels called Read more…

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            In regards to a chronic cough, the main source of confusion is the common assumption among both patients any many health care providers that the cause ‘must come from the lungs.’  This assumption on the part of many physicians often leads to an erroneous diagnosis.  In fact, the most common causes of chronic cough are postnasal drip, asthma and acid reflux from Read more…

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