Bronchitis is a discomforting health condition that causes the inflammation of the tubes carrying air to your lungs. It is the inflammation of airways. The infections affecting the upper or lower airways and exposure to various environmental irritants, such as air pollution or dust, can trigger this discomforting health condition. Smoking is the major cause of chronic bronchitis.
People with chronic bronchitis suffer from mucus cough daily that persists for at least 3 months a year in a row. Chronic bronchitis is a serious lung disease, which requires regular ongoing medical care, which can gradually lead to the deterioration of the lungs. Chronic bronchitis is a form of disease or health condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most people with acute bronchitis recover after a few days or weeks. Viral infections, such as cold or flu, are usually the cause of acute bronchitis. Occasionally, bacterial infection can lead to acute bronchitis. Acute bronchitis goes away on its own without any treatment.
Chronic bronchitis is the ongoing cough that lasts for several months and returns in two or more years in a row. In this health condition, the lining of the airways remains inflamed constantly. This causes the lining to swell and produce more mucus which can make it difficult for you to breathe. Chronic bronchitis is often a serious condition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic bronchitis often results due to cigarette smoking, but it can occur in non-smokers as well. Those who have a history of lung disease or have childhood respiratory disease are at a higher risk of getting chronic bronchitis
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Symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis:
The most common symptom of chronic bronchitis is coughing associated with mucus production. Other symptoms include wheezing or shortness of breath with chest pain or low fever.
Here are some common symptoms of allergic bronchitis listed.
- Mucus producing cough
- Recurring morning cough
- Postnasal drip
- Sinus congestion
- Bad breath
- Shortness of breath: dyspnea
- Runny or stuffed nose
- Extreme fatigue
A sudden worsening of chronic bronchitis is exacerbation. Symptoms of an exacerbation include coughing up more mucus or mucus that is of a different color than usual as well as increased shortness of breath. Viral infections are the most common trigger for the exacerbation.
Risk Factors for Allergic Bronchitis:
Here are some risk factors which may cause allergic bronchitis.
- Cigarette smoking causes approximately 80% – 90 % COPD cases.
- Children of heavy smokers
- Exposure to environmental pollutants, and it is more common in urban areas that have heavy air pollution
- Frequent respiratory illness and infections
How is Allergic Bronchitis Diagnosed?
Your doctor will note a thorough health history and listen to your lung for wheezing or rales.
You may need a chest X-ray to rule out the conditions, such as pneumonia or other diseases. The doctor may also recommend lung function tests and consider your lung function studies. Discomforting symptoms may often last for 7 to 14 days, but the cough may continue for 3-4 weeks. Make sure that you see the doctor for a diagnosis. Your healthcare provider can often diagnose bronchitis by considering your health history and your physical examination.
- Pulmonary oximetry: An oximeter is a small device that measures the oxygen in your blood.
- Sputum and nasal discharges samples’ test: This test can find the germ causing the infection.
Treatment for Allergic Bronchitis:
Doctors may prescribe antibiotics only if they find a bacterial infection, but these have side-effects in the long run, particularly if you get the bacterial infection again and again. If you suffer from a recurring bacterial infection, it needs to be taken by addressing its root cause. Your doctor will recommend you to quit smoking and avoid being around secondhand smoke. The goal of the treatment for chronic bronchitis is to help you to breathe and control your symptoms. Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, taking medicines to clear the airway, and, in some cases, prevent symptoms from turning worse or going for the oxygen therapy to help you breathe better.
The goal of treatment with homeopathy
The goal of treatment for allergic bronchitis is to help ease the symptoms. Here are some helpful tips which may help you obtain relief.
- Have plenty of rest
- Paracetamol for mild fever with the consent or recommendation of your doctor
- Drink more healthy fluids and water
- Let fresh air enter your room
- Set mist humidifier in your room
Before going for the treatment, you must consult a qualified homeopath who can diagnose the disease well and professionally handle the case. Homeopathic medicines are completely natural, side-effect-free. and gentle to your immune system. Your immune system is the best defensive mechanism of your body, and boosting your immunity is the primary goal of the homeopathic physician. Choose the best clinic for you or for your loved one to seek the best homeopathic treatment for chronic or allergic bronchitis, as homeopathy works on the root cause and help in reducing the severity and frequency of the episodic attacks.
So, if you happen to suffer from bronchitis any time, count on homeopathy without a second thought to obtain relief effectively and safely without any side-effects.