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  • Clearing Lungs

    The cough is the body’s way of ridding the upper lung passages and the throat of foreign matter. It helps to get rid of secretions and particles as well. Most of us cough in response to a reflex or to a sensation that we have something to get rid of from our respiratory tree. The changes caused by aging may affect the ability of these mechanisms to work. Coughing becomes less frequent, and problems may occur