Home > Medical > Cough > Associated diseases Associated diseases All sections in Cough » About Cough » Associated Diseases » Check your Symptoms » Cough Medication » Cough Q&A » General Information » Interesting Cough Facts » More on Cough » Multimedia » Cough News » Treating Coughs Choking Choking happens when an object gets stuck in the airway instead of passing through to the stomach, thereby partially or completely blocking the airway. Pertussis Pertussis is an infectious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria, the main symptom being the paroxysmal cough with the characteristic “whoop”. Whooping cough making a comeback It's been primarily seen in recent decades as an infants' disease, but health experts say they're seeing a resurgence of whooping cough in all age groups around the world. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Listen Paediatrician » Join Parenting » Ask CyberDoc » Places germs love to hide Home remedies for sore throats Chronic bronchitis Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. These tubes connect the windpipe to the lungs. You too could have TB This deadly disease can affect anyone and everyone - and statistics say two-thirds of South Africans are carriers. Asthma Asthma is a lung disease in which the flow of air out of the lungs is limited by obstruction, but unlike chronic bronchitis and emphysema, this obstruction may be reversible. What is ‘smoker's cough’? Perindopril Perindopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.