Most commonly, coughing is caused by a respiratory tract infection. Cough can be due to infection or allergic. The symptoms of coughing are breathing problem, runny nose, sore throat, hoarseness, sometimes sneezing, and trouble with sleeping. Some most common causes of coughing are as follows:
1. Viral Infection
The cough cause after the common cold is usually lingered on for a long time due to viral infection. A post-cold cough is generally dry & can last for up to a month. This type of coughing just increases the irritation in your airways.
2. Postnasal Drip
Postnasal occurs when mucus accumulates in the back of the nose or throat. This mucus is watery & it drips down easily in your throat. You may feel itching, sore or tickling in the throat, stomach pain & chest pain.
Asthma causes can be varying from person to person. It can include pollen, dust mites, airborne substances, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste. Asthma cause when your airways get narrow, swell & produce extra mucus. Asthma can increase your wheezing, breathing problem & coughing.
4. Gastroesophageal Re-flux Disease
Gastroesophageal is a disease which can occur in people of any age. It common cause due to stomach abnormality which is known as a hiatal hernia. This occurs mainly when the upper part of the stomach and the LES cross the diaphragm, a muscle that separates the stomach from the chest. Normally, the diaphragm helps to keep the acid in the stomach. But if you have a hernia in the highlands, the acids in your esophagus can increase and cause symptoms of acid re-flux.
5. Lung Tumors
Sometimes a temporary cough does not go away & gets worse can develop into a chronic cough. It can cause long term respiratory disease, chronic pneumonia, asthma, chest pain, wheezing, and shortness of breathing. A person having long-term cough can be prone to have lungs tumor & it may be the symptoms of lungs cancer.
6. Heart Failure
Due to heart failure a person can have a chronic cough. In heart failure, the person can have breathing problem & coughing up with bloody mucus. Heart failure disease needs special care.