Chronic Cough: Causes and Natural Treatment (90% Success Rate)
What is chronic coughing?
The cough is the body's natural reflex to irritation in the throat. It is
mediated by urge-to-cough receptors located in airways. We need oxygen 24/7 for
body cells and this involuntary reaction is essential to clear airways and
ensure our survival. However, chronic coughing has a different mechanism because it depletes your body cells and the brain of vital oxygen. This is the reason why you feel miserable after coughing attacks.
What causes coughing?
Ventilation rates (chronic diseases)
| All references or
click below for abstracts
|| Medical textbooks
|| Results of 14 studies
||13 (+-2) L/min
|| Chalupa et al, 2004
|| Johnson et al, 1995
||14 (+-6) L/min
|| Bowler et al, 1998
||13 (+-4) L/min
|| Kassabian et al, 1982
|| McFadden, Lyons, 1968
||14 (+-2) L/min
|| Palange et al, 2001
||12 (+-2) L/min
|| Sinderby et al, 2001
|| Stulbarg et al, 2001
||Fauroux et al, 2006
||Browning et al, 1990
||Ward et al, 1999
|CF and diabetes*
||Ward et al, 1999
||Dodd et al, 2006
||McKone et al, 2005
||13 (+-2) L/min
|| Bell et al, 1996
|| Tepper et al, 1983
Chronic coughing is a very common feature for all these conditions. Why do
you cough? During bouts of
coughing, these people breathe even more. Hyperventilation reduces body oxygen
levels and causes innumerable negative effects (see the links below).
Chronic coughing causes numerous health
problems (see the chart on the right). Each arrow on this graph has supporting
medical evidence that is provided on other pages of this website - see the links
with medical studies below.
Natural chronic cough treatment
Persistent cough can be stopped with simple and easy breathing exercises. These exercises are parts of a natural cough
treatment program, the Buteyko breathing technique, taught by more than 170 Russian medical doctors to their patients with asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cystic
fibrosis and many other conditions. The exercise works well in children (over 5
years old) and adults, even at night and even for dry cough.
For more details related to these simple breathing exercises, visit this page "How to stop a cough at night".
Detailed instructions are also provided in the video on the right side "How to Stop Coughing Naturally".
- quotes clinical research about uselessness of cough syrup and other meds
- explains the cause of chronic cough
- shows you these simple breathing exercises to stop coughing.
Permanent remedy for persistent cough
During last 12+ years, since 2003, there were many students in my groups who had serious or severe problems with chronic coughing, often for many years. After starting the program of breathing retraining (see details in the Learning Section), in 1-3 days these students were able to reduce their coughing by about 3-10 times. In 1-4 weeks virtually all of them were free from any episodes of cough. Only people with emphysema (who were often on oxygen) needed more time to eliminate their persistent cough for good. What about breathing doctors? Their conclusions are the same as mine.
After testing their patients,
over 150 Soviet medical doctors (who developed and tested these breathing exercises to prevent problems with coughing) found that
persistent cough is possible only in those patients who have less than a certain number (in seconds) for the body O2 test. As a result, the permanent chronic-cough remedy is
to slow down the unconscious- or automatic-breathing pattern closer to the
medical norm in order to get more than X seconds for the body O2 test all the
time. This number X is provided right below here as your bonus content.
- This page in Spanish: Tos crónica: causas y tratamiento natural: 90% de éxito.
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