AI Don’t Like the Sound of That Cough

You may have heard it said that you should listen to your body for better health, but sometimes that listening is much more literal than you might expect. In the case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which causes airflow blockage and breathing-related problems, the sound of a cough can tell volumes about the health of a patient. If, for example, the intensity or frequency of coughs increases, it can be an indicator that the present treatment plan is inadequate. Accordingly, it makes good sense to continually monitor the coughs of a COPD patient, not only to relieve immediate symptoms, but to also ensure better long-term outcomes by treating problems early before they grow into much larger concerns.

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