I have had a chronic cough for over a year
Chest CT is needed to evaluate better lung tissue
Hello and welcome in HCM
I can understand your concern
However it would be better for me to have some more information about your situation such as your age and gender, smoking status and your state of work if you work in polluted environment? Because there are some chronic lung diseases that might be cause from that.
Nevertheless if you were my patient I also would recommend a chest CT for you.
This is for the reason to evaluate the lung tissue (interstitial) better than it is seen in chest X ray.Do not worry this is just to be more sure about your actual lung situation
If you do chest CT you can attach it and I will try to help you again.
Could be acid reflux or exposure to animal dander/bird droppings
It is a good thing that you are a nonsmoker and with no serious comorbidities. There are cases where these findings in the chest x-ray ray may be due to chronic gastric reflux.
However do the chest CT scan and we will discuss again after the results.