What is Bronchitis?
Bronchitis is swelling and inflammation of the main air passages which carry air to the lungs.
This swelling narrows the airways, making it harder to breathe and producing symptoms like cough.
Coughing is a reflex that works to clear secretions from the lungs. Often the discomfort of a severe cough leads a person to seek medical treatment
Both adults and children's can get Bronchitis, symptoms are similar for both
What are the types of Bronchitis?
Bronchitis may be Acute or Chronic depending upon the duration of illness.
Acute Bronchitis is a condition in which the symptoms have only been present for a short time developing from cold or infections.
Chronic Bronchitis is a condition which can be termed when the condition lasts for more than 3 months; it usually develops from constant irritation to the passages due to Smoking.
What are the Causes of Bronchitis?
What are the Risk factors of Bronchitis?
What are the Signs & symptoms of Bronchitis?
Acute bronchitis usually starts with an attack of common cold – it's often caused by the same viruses that cause a cold. The attack usually gets over within a span of 6 weeks.
To start with, the symptoms include:
Later the symptoms may progress to the development of:
Even after acute bronchitis has cleared, you may have a dry, nagging cough that lingers for 1 to 4 weeks.
At times, it may be hard to know whether you have pneumonia or only bronchitis. If you have pneumonia, you are more likely to have a high fever and chills, feel sicker, or feel short of breath.
Chronic bronchitis has symptoms that last a prolonged period of time and come on repetitively:
How is Bronchitis Diagnosed?
Bronchitis is diagnosed by Physical Examination and Lung function tests
Tests such as Chest X- ray and Spirometry are done to diagnose Bronchitis.
Treatment of Bronchitis:
Homeopathy offers good relief and better quality of life in treatment of Bronchitis.
It can offer significant relief from symptoms as well as improve the general well being of the patient.
In cases of acute bronchitis, Homeopathy can shorten the duration of the illness and rule out the need for prescribing antibiotics to the patient. There is a marked reduction in the toxicity experienced by the patient when he is on Homeopathic treatment.
Chronic bronchitis is a stubborn condition in general but homeopathy has an answer to this condition as well.
There are homeopathic remedies that significantly improve symptoms of chronic bronchitis and can even aid the patient in quitting smoking.
In addition, the treatment can help to prevent complications such as
Self Care in case of Bronchitis:
Medicines for Bronchitis: