Entries by Center For Cough

Medical Paperwork Matters: A Medical Icebreaker

Medical paperwork matters.  We can feel so annoyed each time we are asked to complete or update forms prior to a doctor visit, but it is so necessary and in our best interest!  Think of medical questionnaires and forms as medical icebreakers – a quick way to get to know each other or catch-up with […]

Mothers Make the World Go Round: Meet Dr. Sher’s Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!  Mothers make the world go round. It’s a time-out to celebrate the wonderful women who shape our world and make it spin. I have the pleasure of working alongside women and collaborating with women on behalf of their own or their family member’s health and well being.  Thank You to the women […]

Urinary Incontinence & Your Cough

Urinary incontinence describes involuntary loss of urine.  It can be a few drops or complete loss of control.  Urinary incontinence is a common problem but not a normal occurrence.  Estimates are that 25 million people in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence. While both men and women are affected, 75 to 80 percent are […]

World Voice Day: Vocal Health & Your Cough

World Voice Day is celebrated annually and globally on April 16th.  This year, 50 countries participated in this worldwide celebration!  Since 2002, World Voice Day recognizes the importance and power of vocal health in our daily lives.  The 2018 theme is “Make a Choice to Cherish Your Voice.” Chronic Cough often produces hoarseness and adversely […]

Even Cough Takes a Vacation: Dr. Sher Hits the Trails…

Even cough takes a vacation.  Dr. Sher and his family are hitting the trails this weekend.  They are headed for a sunny, dusty, and windy destination.  Wherever he wanders, Dr. Mandel Sher is always curious about the impact of weather conditions, altitude, blooming seasons of trees and grass, and vacation-eating on tickle in the back […]

Cough Syncope: Fainting as a Result of Cough Episode

Cough Syncope describes momentary loss of consciousness directly and immediately associated with a coughing episode.  Syncope is more commonly referred to as fainting.  Fainting episodes can be dangerous. The good news is that Cough Syncope will be eliminated if cough is eliminated.   Cough is a common symptom of many different medical conditions.  Chronic Cough is […]

Chronic Bronchitis & Chronic Cough: Different Underlying Conditions & Treatments

In an earlier post, an overview of bronchitis was presented.  This post focuses on Chronic Bronchitis and addresses why it and Chronic Cough may often be confused.  Chronic Bronchitis & Chronic Cough have different underlying conditions and treatments.  Unexplained chronic cough is less familiar within the medical community and among the general public resulting in […]

Allergic Cough: Allergies May Be Triggering Your Cough

What is allergic cough?  Allergic cough refers to cough associated with allergies.  It generally occurs when the person suffering with allergies is already a “cougher” or someone who is hard-wired to cough.  Allergies are very effective irritants that may be triggering your cough.  Chronic Cough is usually a response to irritation. Seasonal and year-round, indoor […]