What is Bronchitis?
Knowing what Bronchitis is and recognizing the symptoms may be beneficial in the early discovery of the disease and proper and timely treatment. It is an infection or infection which develops in the bronchial tubes that gives air to the lungs.
We know about two types of bronchitis: Acute and Chronic Bronchitis. The first lasts for a couple of days and is usually a result of cold or sore throat. The second type is usually discarded very late, in the advanced stage, because people take it lightly. However, timely reaction and treatment can reduce the unwanted effects.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
Some of the symptoms of chronic bronchitis are productive coughing (followed by chest pain), yellowish or greenish mucus, short breath and excessive coughing. The bronchitis symptoms can be very similar to symptoms of other respiratory diseases, chronic sinusitis, for example. Correct diagnosis of bronchitis is not too difficult if we know the symptoms, and if we know that we have bronchitis we can keep everything under control. If by any chance we do not pay attention to the symptoms we can experience some complications like chronic bronchitis or even asthma.
At the moment there is no cure for people having chronic bronchitis but there are medical treatments that can relate the symptoms. And while we can not speak of a cure for chronic bronchitis we can talk about prevention. And perhaps one of the most valuable steps in this is quitting smoking and avoiding places where people smoke.
If you recognize and have any of the symptoms of bronchitis, like short breath and persistent cough, the best thing would be to go and see your doctor because chronic bronchitis is a disease that lasts for a long time. This way you will get a proper diagnosis and the early treatment which can help avoiding further complications.