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Bronchitis Information and Prevention
08-29-2016, 06:06 PM
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Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi. Bronchitis usually caused by infection but sometimes caused by irritation from a gas or particle. It occurs when your trachea (windpipe) and the large and small bronchi (airways) in your lungs become inflamed. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis, usually caused by viruses or bacteria and may last several days or weeks. Acute bronchitis is characterized by cough and sputum (phlegm) production and symptoms related to the obstruction of the airways by the inflamed airways and the phlegm, such as shortness of breath and wheezing.

Older adults, infants and young children also have greater vulnerability to infection. Stomach acids that persistently back up into your esophagus may cause a chronic cough. About prescribing antibiotics for acute bronchitis that appears to be caused by a bacterial infection, or as a precaution, antibiotics may be given. Take aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you have a fever. One of the best ways to keep from getting bronchitis is to wash your hands often to get rid of any viruses. Avoid exposure to paint or exhaust fumes, dust, and people with colds. Get help to quit smoking.Use a humidifier or steam in the bathroom.

Pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Symptoms of pneumonia can include a high fever, shaking chills, and shortness of breath. Bronchitis caused by Adenoviridae may cause systemic and gastroentestinal symptoms. Chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition. Chronic bronchitis "is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic productive cough. People have a cough that produces excessive mucus. Chronic bronchitis keeps coming back and can last a long time, especially in people who smoke. Low resistance may result from another acute illness, such as a cold. The length of an article is rather immaterial about its response from people. People are more interested in the matter about Acute Bronchitis Symptoms, and not length.
  • Drinking fluids is very useful for fever.
  • Take aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you have a fever.
  • Meta-analysis antibiotics may reduce symptoms by one-half day

Bronchitis and Prevention Tips 1. Do not smoke. 2. Minimize exposure to air pollutants. 3. Use a humidifier or steam in the bathroom. The more interesting an article, the more takers there are for the article. So we have made it a point to make this article on Bronchitis Prevention as interesting as possible!

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  • Catarrh is a mucus discharge or blockage caused by the swelling of the mucous membranes in the nasal and sinus passages.
  • Catarrh is usually associated with the common cold.
  • However, it can be a symptom of other diseases and infections such as sinus infection, tonsillitis, ear infections and adenoid infections.
  • Catarrh also occurs with allergies.
  • Coughing A post-nasal drip is mucus that drips into the throat instead of coming out of the nose.
  • This may be because the nasal passages are stuffy or swollen.
  • The mucus can collect in the throat, inducing a coughing reaction to remove the excess phlegm.

There are at home remedies to treat catarrh. The best thing you can do is to try to keep the mucus thin by increasing humidity in the air. This can easily be done using a humidifier at home or in the office. Alternatively, you can boil some water and inhale the steam. When the sinuses are painful, apply a hot compress to the face, which will help loosen the thick mucus.

Sore Throat
The throat may become sore due to thick mucus that flows into the throat. 6. Throat clearing You may find yourself wanting to clear your throat often. This signals that mucus is dripping into your throat, also known as post-nasal drip. There has been a gradual introduction to the world of Bronchitis projected in this article. We had done this so that the actual meaning of the article will sink within you.
  • Sinus pain When the sinus cavities are blocked with thick mucus, you may feel pain in the face, particularly in the sinus areas.
  • The face may be painful to the touch, especially in certain spots, such as the cheeks.
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  • However, using the grit and determination we have, we have produced some fine reading material on Bronchitis.

Catarrh may signal the beginning of more serious illnesses. These may include rhinitis, sinus infection and bronchitis. Take care to treat the symptoms of catarrh seriously. If your catarrh continues to worsen or is chronic, you should consult with your doctor. Using the intuition I had on Bronchitis, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Bronchitis has been included here.

Mouth Breathing
You may be breathing through your mouth often, especially at night. This may be more noticeable with children who have catarrh. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Bronchitis, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds.

Stuffy Nose
Mucus may become thick and block the nasal passages making a stuffy nose. This is often the first symptom of the onset of a cold or allergy. Writing something about Bronchitis seemed to be something illogical in the beginning. However, with the progress of matter, it seemed logical. Matter just started pouring in, to give you this finished product.

There are early warning signs of catarrh that you can be aware of. If you have these symptoms, make sure you seek treatment as soon as you can. The sooner you treat the catarrh the better. Often you can stave off a more serious infection. Sometimes catarrh can be chronic, even occurring daily. When catarrh is chronic it may be associated with an allergy. Seasonal allergies to pollen and moulds account for some catarrh while year-round catarrh may be attributed to allergies to dust or animal dander. We had at first written a rough assignment on Bronchitis. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product.

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What Does COPD Mean?
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It encompasses two types of disease processes namely chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Quite often, people who suffer from COPD show a combination of features of both disease processes. In lay person's term, COPD means persistent lung disease with features of airway narrowing. To be more specific, bronchitis means inflammation of the bronchi or the larger airways of the lungs whereas emphysema means destruction to the smaller airways and alveoli or airsacs of the lungs. Thus COPD is commonly used to describe chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.

What are the Causes of COPD?
Smoking. Smoking is the number 1 cause of COPD. More than 90 percent of COPDs are caused by smoking, cigarette or otherwise. About 30 percent of long term smokers will eventually show symptoms of COPD of varying degrees. Other causes include air pollution and inherited enzyme deficiency namely alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

How Does Smoking Cause COPD?
Smoking inadvertently damages the lining of the airways. As with any other part of the body in response to injury, inflammation occurs. Inflammation stimulates the damaged lining to secrete mucus in an abnormal amount and also causes the airway to constrict (narrow). :o.

COPD sounds like asthma, are they any different? Yes. Both COPD and asthma cause similar symptoms, however, they are different in certain ways. COPD causes permanent damage to the airways. The obstruction is 'fixed', hence it is irreversible in general terms. However, airway narrowing in asthma is intermittent and reverses quite easily with medication. Having said that, both COPD and asthma is common, people who suffer COPD can have an asthmatic component and vice versa. The facts on Bronchitis mentioned here have a consequential impact on your understanding on Bronchitis. This is because these facts are the basic and important points about Bronchitis.

COPD a Common Condition?
It is one of the commonest conditions that require hospital admission during period of flare-ups. According to one epidemiology study in the US, approximately eight million people have chronic bronchitis whereas 2 million people have emphysema. As we can see, chronic bronchitis is more common than emphysema. Wink

What are the treatments of COPD? First of all. Stop smoking. This cannot be stressed enough. Smoking cessation is the first thing you have to do if you want to get better. As the underlying mechanism of COPD is irreversible, medications are used with an aim to slow down it's progress. Drugs that are commonly used to treat COPD include short-acting bronchodilator inhalers (i.e. salbutamol), long-acting bronchodilator inhalers (i.e. tiotropium), steroid inhalers and tablets are all available drugs for treatment of COPD. Again, no treatment is more important that stop smoking. Lung transplant is the last option and should be reserved for people with severe COPD. The first impression is the best impression. We have written this article on Bronchitis Common in such a way that the first impression you get will definitely make you want to read more about it!

What are the symptoms of COPD? The two main symptoms are cough and breathlessness. COPD sufferers commonly complain about breathlessness and cough that develop gradually over a long period of time. The cough that COPD sufferer gets are usually productive which means they commonly cough up phlegm. The cough usually comes and goes initially but tends to become persistent as time passes. Breathlessness is usually intermittent and only occurs with exertion in the beginning, however if you continue to smoke, the breathlessness persists even when you are at rest, this can be quite distressing! Other symptoms are chronic sputum production, where you constantly cough up phlegm all day and recurrent chest infection. People with COPD are more prone to chest infection for obvious reasons, as the lining in the lung looses its normal defense mechanism against intruding bugs.
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