Chronic Cough Treatment for Patients in Your Area
If you need treatment for a chronic cough, you can turn to the specialists at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center, a trusted clinic based in Ventura County, California. Local residents who are in need of chronic cough treatment can visit our offices in Oxnard and Camarillo, and our state-of-the-art telemedicine service allows us to treat patients who either live outside the area or cannot attend an in-person consultation.
What Is a Chronic Cough?
A chronic cough is defined as a cough—either wet or dry—that persists for at least eight weeks in an adult or four weeks in a child. Chronic coughing can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Postnasal drip
Certain medications—such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which are designed to lower blood pressure—have also been shown to cause chronic coughing. Chronic cough treatment will vary from one patient to another depending on what exactly is causing the cough.
Start Your Chronic Coughing Treatment
Since persistent coughing can disrupt your life and make it difficult for you to sleep, it is important to seek treatment for a chronic cough. Not receiving prompt treatment could lead to fatigue and a host of other problems, and especially severe coughing can even cause ribs to fracture. Plus, consulting with a trained medical provider about a chronic cough could help them diagnose an underlying condition requiring treatment, such as the ones listed above.
If you have been experiencing a persistent cough, contact West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center today and ask to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled pulmonologists. We will be happy to meet with you in person at either of our Ventura County, CA, offices—where we have same- and next-day appointments available—or over our telemedicine platform. Once we have learned about your symptoms and medical history and performed an examination, we will be able to supply you with customized chronic cough treatment recommendations.