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April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 175

Have you ever wondered just how many reflexive reactions your body can produce when it is assaulted by foreign objects that irritates and harms it? It is quite amazing how the body works as well as its own set of defense mechanisms. You would be surprised how such mechanisms are manifested in even the slightest forms of reactions that you only normally take for granted and think of as simple and naturally occurring nuances. These reactions include tears in the eyes, rashes in the skin and of course coughing.

Coughing is your body's reflexive reaction that is sort of activated when there are foreign objects such as dust and bacterial fungi that enter the air passages or the lungs itself. Coughing happens suddenly and sometimes without seeming cause or symptom. Also, you may experience coughing as a sole condition. But in most cases, coughing can come as a symptom or a complication of other diseases like asthma, bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux and even heart failure. You may also have noticed that your coughing is usually linked to respiratory tract infections like pneumonia and common colds.

When you have irritations in your respiratory system, mucus forms in the air passages. Now, this is what causes even more irritation and causes the coughing. If you would notice, every time you have common colds you cough quite regularly to release the irritating mucus. In cases like gastroesophageal reflux, acid comes back up the esophagus and causes coughing fits.

It is important that you understand and trace quite correctly how and why your coughing fit has started. This is because medications for cough do not sometimes suffice especially if there is a more serious problem or condition that causes the reaction. You also need to seek or consult a doctor immediately especially if the coughing fit has already lasted for a long time already. Chronic coughing can be caused by the other diseases previously mentioned.

Generally, the idea is that like tears and pain reactions, coughing is a reaction of your body toward something unwanted that has entered your air passages. It is also a defense mechanism as it expels these foreign bodies from your air passages so that your breathing would not be impaired. You really just have to be sure that the coughing fit is not something that is caused by other more serious illnesses that need a different treatment course. Your trusted osteopath can help you determine some solution to your coughing problem. Ask advice and be treated.

Hi. I'm Rachel Berret, a big advocate seeing an osteopath for your health complaints. I have a great osteopath Melbourne that helps me overcome my own aches and pains such as back pain, neck pains and headaches.

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