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Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When a person has bronchitis, it may be harder for air to pass in and out of the lungs.
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Acute bronchitis often starts with a dry, annoying cough that is triggered by the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. Other symptoms may include, cough that may bring up thick white, yellow, or greenish mucus, headache, generally feeling ill, chills fever (usually mild) shortness of breath soreness or a feeling of tightness in the chest, and wheezing (a whistling or hissing sound with breathing.

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Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When a person has bronchitis, it may be harder for air to pass in and out of the lungs.
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A brief overview on my chosen respiratory disease is that chronic bronchitis cannot be treated once a patient is infected with the disease and is most often caused by smoking. The disease inflames the bronchi and is filled with mucus which can be expelled by coughing, one of the main symptoms of bronchitis. There are two types’ bronchitis in your body that you can get ill with- Acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Unlike chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis can be treated with medication and is caused by bacteria.

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Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When a person has bronchitis, it may be harder for air to pass in and out of the lungs.
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Some interesting facts about bronchitis are that bronchitis was discovered and named in 1808 by a man named Charles Bedham. This disease was quite common even in those days yet the developments in the medicinal field have seen now seen many alternatives to treat the said condition. The pulmonary disorders are rather common among the children. This doesn't imply that the adults are untouched with the same. As a matter of fact, living in the modern age polluted cities, amidst smokers, industries and racing cars all of us are prone to the disease. In chronic bronchitis, the healing process of this disease can take several months or even years.

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Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When a person has bronchitis, it may be harder for air to pass in and out of the lungs.

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How to prevent the disease-

Bronchitis is basically caused by bacterial infection, this can result in either a short or long term illness depending on the amount of exposure you have to irritants and foreign bodies. You can obviously prevent this illness by containing personal hygene and  healty choices.The most common cause of chronic (long term) bronchitis is cigarette smoking. There is no cure for chronic bronchitis. A good way to prevent chronic brochitis is, if you are, to stop smoking.

 

 

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