Bronchitis Information

Bronchitis is the infection that affects the bronchi or the main airways of lungs, resulting in its inflammation. A common phenomenon during winters, bronchitis often develops after cold, sore throat or influenza (flu). Men, women and children all are susceptible to the ailment. There are two types of bronchitis - acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. While the former is caused by viruses or bacteria and lasts for several days or weeks, the latter is a persistent, productive cough that lasts for at least three months, in two consecutive years. In the following lines, we have listed all the causes and symptoms of bronchitis.

Causes Of Bronchitis

  •     Smoking
  •     Exposure to high levels of second-hand smoke
  •     Working in a stuffy atmosphere
  •     Use of drugs
  •     Weather changes, such as too much pollution, fog or dusty air
  •     High doze of medicines
  •     Improper diet
  •     Unrest
  •     Stress
  •     Genetics and heredity reasons
  •     Improper breathing technique
  •     Absence of fresh oxygen
  •     Infections
  •     Complication of cold or cough
  •     Allergy

Symptoms Of Bronchitis
  •     Inflammation in the bronchi
  •     Wheezing
  •     Slight fever
  •     Difficulty in breathing
  •     Cough
  •     Hoarseness
  •     Pain in chest
  •     Loss of appetite
  •     Shortness of breath
  •     Extreme fatigue
  •     Thick sputum (mucus), which is hard to cough-up
  •     Headache
  •     Chills
  •     Overall malaise 

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