For countless smokers, the smoker's cough is a daily companion. But: The congested bronchial tubes should definitely be taken seriously, as they can be the first sign of serious lung diseases. So start treating your smoker's cough as early as possible - our doctors at Avi Medical will help you.
The so-called smoker's cough is a chronic cough that occurs in smokers. It can be the first sign of chronic bronchitis and thus be considered a precursor of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Good to know: The term "smoker's cough" is not a medical term, but is used colloquially.
The diagnosis "smoker's cough" is extremely individual - depending on the patient's previous illness, susceptibility and number of regular cigarettes. Smoker's cough never appears suddenly, but develops gradually.
The trigger of smoker's cough is considered to be long-term smoking (also e-cigarette or shisha) and the associated continuous exposure of the bronchial tubes and lungs to a wide variety of toxins. The cough is causedby the following abnormalities:
You can recognise smoker's cough by the following typical symptoms:
Our experienced doctors are available to help you with the treatment of smoker's cough at all our locations. The first important step for us is to exclude any other causative underlying disease (such as a tumour).
If this can be ruled out, targeted treatment of the smoker's cough follows in order to prevent the development of chronic bronchitisor COPD. The essential measures here include: