NYC Chronic Cough / Bronchitis Treatment

If you have a cough that you can't seem to get rid of despite seeking medical treatment, there's a good chance that you're dealing with a chronic cough. It's important that you get the appropriate treatment for the issue. This can help you get the rest that you need and rule out serious potential underlying causes, such as lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

At MXBowen Physician, P.C., our New York City team is here to help you feel your best. Whether you've been dealing with a cough for a few months or you seem to have a case of the common cold that just won't go away, our cough specialist will work with you to find the root cause and provide effective treatment.

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What is a Chronic Cough?

A chronic cough can be a frustrating and embarrassing symptom that interferes with all aspects of everyday life – disturbing sleep, work, and exercise, and potentially causing emotional distress. Unlike an occasional cough brought on by the common cold or the flu, a chronic cough is defined as lasting eight weeks or longer.

However, a cough that lasts even one to two weeks can be disruptive and requires a medical evaluation from our expert chronic cough doctors. Many people who experience chronic coughs struggle to get high-quality sleep. This can create a dangerous cycle in which your body never truly gets to recover from the day, leaving you more susceptible to conditions that make it harder for your body to resolve the issue causing your chronic cough.

*If your cough persists and you are experiencing poor lung function or any other Coronavirus-like symptoms, please make sure to get tested at a local Urgent Care or COVID-19 Testing Center

How are Chronic Coughs Diagnosed?

No matter what’s causing your chronic cough, a consultation at our NYC pulmonology practice and chronic cough treatment center is the first step to diagnosing the cause. We know just how distressing and exhausting an uncontrollable cough can be, which is why our practice is committed to personalized care and providing the full range of in-office diagnostic tests. Our NYC chronic cough specialist Dr. Marc Bowen will evaluate your symptoms, pinpoint the underlying problem, and determine the appropriate treatment to improve your quality of life.

Schedule an appointment with an expert chronic cough doctor  or call 212.480.4062 for treatment and relief. Appointments will be confirmed by office staff.

What causes a chronic cough?

A chronic cough may result from a long list of possible causes – from issues involving the respiratory system, the esophagus, the heart or the sinuses, among other things. Sometimes, a nagging cough can be the first symptom of something as devastating as lung cancer.

Potential causes of a chronic cough may include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic or asthmatic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Respiratory infections, which include pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Allergies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heart conditions
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic lung infections, which include tuberculosis and fungal infections
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Dr. Mark Bowen provides solutions for most of these conditions. Schedule an appointment today by calling 212.480.4062. All appointments will be confirmed by our office staff.

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Chronic Cough Symptoms

Along with a chronic cough, it’s also possible that you may experience other related symptoms, such as:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or light headedness
  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Sleep disturbances (obstructive sleep apnea)

Before you come into the office for your appointment, it can be helpful to keep track of your symptoms. Noting when your cough is exacerbated, if it's worse at a certain time of day, and recording the other symptoms you're experiencing in addition to your cough can all help us make the most accurate diagnosis possible.

*If your cough persists and you are experiencing poor lung function or any other Coronavirus-like symptoms, please make sure to get tested at a local Urgent Care or COVID-19 Testing Center

Schedule a Consultation

There are many things that can contribute to a chronic cough and it’s critical that you seek an evaluation from an experienced pulmonologist to get to the bottom of your particular symptoms. If you are seeking chronic cough treatments, contact our office at 212.480.4062 to schedule an appointment with our respiratory specialist Dr. Bowen as soon as possible. You may also complete an online contact form and our office will be in touch with you.

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