A: Here’s a coughing technique, called huff cough, to bring up mucus that won’t wear you out. This can be helpful in those with an ongoing cough due to COPD or other chronic lung conditions. It’s helpful to work with your doctor or respiratory therapist when learning this technique. Sit up straight in a chair with your head up.Does COPD always have a cough?
People who are smokers may also have a persistent cough, but it is not always a symptom of COPD. People with COPD often have a persistent cough because they have chronic bronchitis, which means that their airways are constantly irritated.