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Chronic Cough Treatment Information
IU Health Pulmonology & Respiratory Care physicians create personalized treatment plans that may include the following services depending on the cause of your cough:
- Education. Learning more about your condition allows you to make lifestyle changes that reduce the severity of your cough.
- Smoking cessation support. Smoking makes the symptoms of lung disease worse. Our pulmonology specialists will provide you with the support and resources you need to quit.
- Prescription medications. Depending on the cause of your cough, prescription medications may manage your symptoms and help you breathe easier.
- Pulmonary rehabilitation. During pulmonary rehabilitation, you perform breathing and physical exercises that can greatly improve lung function.
- Oxygen therapy. If your condition is not allowing your body to get the oxygen it needs, oxygen therapy allows your body to feel and work better.
- Clinical trials. IU Health pulmonologists participate in research and clinical trials that give you access to leading edge treatments for lung disease.
- Bullectomy. A bullectomy is a surgical procedure that removes bullae, which are pockets of air in the lungs caused by tissue damage. For some patients, this will release some pressure in the chest and allow them to take fuller breaths.
- Lung volume reduction surgery. If parts of your lungs become severely damaged, removing them through lung volume reduction surgery can help the healthy tissue in your lungs perform better.
- Lung transplant. IU Health is the only healthcare system in the state that provides lung transplants. Lung transplants are reserved for the most severe cases of lung disease. IU Health is the only healthcare system in the state that provides lung transplants. Lung transplants are reserved for the most severe cases of lung disease.
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Chronic Cough Support Services
Because a cough can be caused by many conditions, it’s important to find reliable information online that guides you toward finding help. Explore the websites below for more information on chronic cough:
A Sampling of Chronic Cough Support Services
National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute
This website discusses the many causes of a cough.
American Lung Association
This website features the common signs of lung disease, including chronic cough.