Everyone coughs from time to time — it’s a common reflex action that clears your throat of mucus or foreign irritants. But a number of conditions can cause a more serious, persistent cough that can cause a host of other symptoms, such as sleeplessness, urinary incontinence and even broken ribs. A cough typically falls into one of two categories: acute and chronic.
If your cough lasts several weeks, you have a cough and fever over 100 °F, or you’re coughing up discolored or bloody mucus, you need medical intervention and treatment to prevent an increase in severity or the development of other symptoms.
Dr. Nader Mahmood of North Jersey Pulmonary Associates is at the forefront of pulmonary medicine modalities. He will perform a series of diagnostic tests in order to develop an effective treatment plan that’s right for you. Treatment may involve medications – such as antibiotics or inhalers – or pulmonary rehabilitation to reduce coughing.
With two convenient locations in Secaucus and Totowa, NJ, Dr. Mahmood and his staff are dedicated treating the underlying cause of your cough — and silencing it. Use online booking now, or call the office to schedule.