Tag: coughing to clear lungs

When you simply “cough” because you need to cough, you may not be doing a very good job of clearing the mucus and phlegm out of your lungs. If you have COPD, you can do a better job of clearing your lungs, and at the same time tiring yourself out less, if you master a huff cough, also known in COPD circles as a forceful cough or “good” cough. First, slow down your breathing. Try counting to two, slowly, as you breathe in. Then slowly cou