Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes,which carry air to and from your lungs. Usually the cold or flu completes its course in few weeks and you are again healthy and without any symptoms but when the infection spreads to bronchial tubes it causes swelling and inflammation there producing more mucus and timid cough. Along with that it would also produce tightness in the chest with short breathing accompanied by sound while breathing (wheezing). Low grade fever can also be seen.
a)Acute bronchitis and b)chronic bronchitis
Acute bronchitis: commonly follows a cold or viral infection,such as the flu.It consist of cough with mucus,chest discomfort or soreness, fever and sometimes shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis usually lasts a few days or weeks.
Chronic bronchitis: is a serious,ongoing illness characterized by a persistent,mucus-producing cough that lasts longer than 3 months out of the year for more than 2 year.
If chronic bronchitis occurs with emphysema, it may become chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
How does it spread
There are several things which can increase the risk of bronchitis:
The major complication of bronchitis are:
Signs and symptoms of acute and chronic bronchitis are :
a)Causes of acute bronchitis-acute bronchiti is normally caused by viruses,typically those that also cause colds and flu.it can also be caused by bacterial infection and exposure to substance that irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke,dust,fumes,vapors,and air pollution.
b)Causes of chronic bronchitis- chronic bronchitis is caused by repeated irritation and damage to the lungs.
Smoking is the most common cause of chronic bronchitis
Diagnosis of bronchitis is made by following points :
A history of a daily productive cough that lasts at least 3 months,especially if has occurred two years in a row,make the clinical diagnosis of chronic bronchitis.
These medicines have side effects and would only give temporary relief so homeopathy is a good way of treatment where symptoms can be treated completely and permanently.
Homoeopathic approach towards bronchitis are very good there are several medicines which improve your immunity and give power to fight with bronchitis some medicines are:
Take medicines only after consulting a good homeopathic medicines.