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Prevention of Persistent Bronchitis: Allergic Bronchitis:
08-13-2016, 11:03 AM
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Bronchitis Acid - Interesting Aspects of Acute Bronchitis
Acute bronchitis is very common among people with respiratory conditions. This type of bronchitis can occur in anyone, at any age. Acute bronchitis usually accompanies flu or cold and in most cases it doesn't need medical treatment. When acute bronchitis is caused by viruses, the illness can clear on itself within a few days. However, more serious forms of acute bronchitis may require specific medical treatment. If acute bronchitis is caused by infection with bacteria, an appropriate treatment with antibiotics is required for overcoming the illness. Wink

Acute Bronchitis Doesn't Last More Than a Few Weeks
However, patients with acute bronchitis can sometimes experience an aggravation of their symptoms in time or they can develop chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is a form of bronchitis that generates less intense symptoms, but the illness can lead to serious complications in time. Unlike acute bronchitis, which can clear on itself in a short period of time, chronic bronchitis persists in time and needs ongoing medical treatment.

Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses, it doesn't require medical treatment and usually ameliorates within a few days. Acute bronchitis generates symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest soreness when breathing. When patients with acute bronchitis also have moderate or high fever, it is a sign of bacterial infection and therefore medical treatment with antibiotics is required. The presence of yellowish mucus in cough or spit can also point to infection with bacteria. If patients are coughing blood, it is a sign of complication (pneumonia) and immediate medical treatment is required.

You suffer from acute bronchitis, it is advised to keep away from external irritants (dust, smoke, pollutants, chemicals), as they can aggravate the illness. If you have difficulty breathing, drink plenty of fluids (still mineral water, warm tea) and avoid taking left-over medicines! Self-medication can cause a lot of harm. Antibiotics shouldn't be administered without the doctor's permission and children shouldn't take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines when suffering from acute bronchitis. Use air humidifiers and maintain a warm temperature in your bedroom. If you are a smoker, stop! Smoking can cause serious damage to the respiratory system and smokers who suffer from acute bronchitis are also susceptible to developing chronic bronchitis. We were actually wondering how to get about to writing about Illness Bronchitis. However once we started writing, the words just seemed to flow continuously!

Bronchitis causes inflammation, irritation and obstruction with mucus of the respiratory tract. The majority of patients who suffer from respiratory conditions are diagnosed with bronchitis. Bronchitis can be either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis generates intense symptoms and evolves rapidly (has a short period of incubation), while chronic bronchitis generates moderate, time recidivating symptoms.

Acute Bronchitis can be Very Difficult to Diagnose
The symptoms it generates are also characteristic to many other respiratory conditions (asthma, allergies, sinusitis). Acute bronchitis can be effectively diagnosed only through the means of elaborate physical examinations and laboratory analyses.

Chronic bronchitis refers to inflammation and often infection of the bronchia, manifested by persistent, sputum-producing cough. Patients are diagnosed with chronic bronchitis if they experience sputum expectoration for more than three months of the year over a period of two years in a row, in the absence of other respiratory or cardio-vascular problems that can also generate recidivating cough. Chronic bronchitis usually occurs on the premises of weakened natural defenses of the respiratory tract (cilia barriers), triggered by infection with viral or bacterial organisms, or prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke, chemicals, industrial pollutants and other irritants. Most cases of chronic bronchitis occur as a result of interaction between these factors.

Quote:The process of diagnosing chronic bronchitis, doctors usually account for two major aspects: the recurrence of the symptoms generated by the disease and conclusive evidence of patients' exposure to airborne irritants. Patients with chronic bronchitis may experience the following symptoms: sputum-producing cough (yellowish aspect of the phlegm and expectoration of blood are indicators for bacterial infections), chest pain and discomfort that intensify with deep breaths, wheezing, pronounced shortness of breath and accelerated breathing. Along with hypoventilation, cyanosis usually points to spreading of the disease at the level of the lungs. In the absence of an appropriate medical treatment, people with chronic bronchitis are very exposed to the development of serious complications such as emphysema and pneumonia.
  • The first step in the management of chronic bronchitis is to reduce or completely eliminate patients' exposure to airborne irritants.
  • In order to increase the efficiency of medical treatments, regular smokers are advised to quit smoking for good.
  • Chronic bronchitis sufferers should avoid exposure to passive smoke, chemicals and industrial pollutants as much as possible.
  • For most patients, symptoms such as cough and difficult breathing can be alleviated simply by minimizing the exposure to irritants.

People with chronic bronchitis are usually prescribed combination treatments that include prophylactic antibiotics, corticosteroids, cough suppressants, expectorants (medications that have the opposite effects of suppressants) and chest physiotherapy. However, doctors don't recommend ongoing treatments with expectorants. Prolonged chest physiotherapy and postural drainage should also be avoided. Instead, cough-suppressing medications such as codeine or dextromethorphan can be prescribed in short courses for relieving persistent cough and obstruction of the airways.

Is Important to Note that There is No Specific Cure for Chronic Bronchitis
The treatment of chronic bronchitis varies from a patient to another, according to the intensity, the duration and the stage of the disease. The recurrent character of chronic bronchitis renders most medical treatments ineffective in completely overcoming the disease. Thus, the treatment of chronic bronchitis is primarily aimed at providing temporary symptomatic relief and preventing the occurrence of further complications.
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This final installment of the side effects of quitting smoking, I want to cover some of the more positive things that you can experience from quitting smoking. There may be many unpleasant side effects that you experience from nicotine withdrawal but there are also many positive reasons why you should be putting a lot of effort into quitting smoking.
  • Quit Smoking Side Effects #11: Reduced risk of stroke Many smokers do not think about stroke as a major threat to them.
  • Most smokers have some idea of cancer, heart disease and emphysema and bronchitis but strokes don't figure on their radar.


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Stokes are often fatal but is you survive a stroke, it will leave you suffering the inability to walk or being unable to speak, unable to feed, clothe or wash yourself, partially paralysed, incontinent or worse. In bad cases, sufferers end up with more than one of these symptoms. Reducing the risk of turning your family into nurses for you is another great benefit to quitting smoking.

Smokers often think that lung cancer is the cancer to be afraid of and whilst this is true, many other forms of cancer are more likely in people who smoke than people who do not smoke.

Quit Smoking Side Effect #10: Stop COPD Progress
COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It basically means "long term inefficiencies in the lungs disease". One of the two main COPD ailments are bronchitis; inflammation of the bronchus and bronchi - the air tubes that you breathe through. When these inflame, the air tubes become narrower, restricting the flow of air and your ability to breath. Smile

The Other, More Terrifying COPD Ailment is Emphysema
Emphysema is a disease where the elasticity of the lungs is lost through the damage done by tar and hot smoke to the lung tissue over years of smoking. The lungs effectively stop working and rather than being flexible like balloons, become stagnant like plastic bags. People with emphysema effectively suffocate to death over a period of a few years. It is not a very nice disease so stopping any further progress of lung deterioration has got to be a good thing. Now that we think about it, Emphysema Bronchitis are not actually that difficult a topic to write about. Just looking at the word, ideas form in people's minds about the meaning and usage of Emphysema Bronchitis.

Quit Smoking Side Effect #9: Reduced Cancer Risk
Tobacco smoke contains tar that is a collection of thousands of chemicals, some benign but many of them are carcinogenic. One of the most carcinogenic chemicals found in tobacco smoke is benzene. There are strict laws in the US ans across Europe regarding its handling and who can handle it because it is so carcinogenic. When you stop smoking, you stop putting benzene and the other chemicals directly into your body. This has an immediate effect on reducing your cancer risks.
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