Bronchitis

According to Wikipedia Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea (windpipe) and the large and small bronchi (airways) within the lungs become inflamed because of infection or other causes.

Symptoms include:

  • Coughing up extra mucus, sometimes with blood
  • Inflamation of the bronchus (lower trachea)
  • Hardening (oedema) of the smooth muscle
  • Blockage of the alvola
  • Wheezing (bubbling – refered to as “bubble wrap effect” when heard with stethescope)
  • Difficulty breathing (due to above symptoms)
  • Blocked/Runny nose
Causes:

Bronchitis occurs most often during the cold and flu season, usually coupled with an upper respiratory infection.

  • Several viruses cause bronchitis, including influenza A and B, commonly referred to as “the flu.”
  • A number of bacteria are also known to cause bronchitis, such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which causes so-called walking pneumonia.
  • Bronchitis also can occur when you inhale irritating fumes or dusts. Chemical solvents and smoke, including tobacco smoke, have been linked to acute bronchitis.
  • People at increased risk both of getting bronchitis and of having more severe symptoms include the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, smokers, and anyone with repeated exposure to lung
Terry is suffering such illness right now, good thing that he went to the Doctor right in time because if he did not, it might fall into a Pneumonia, I felt bad I felt guilty. [Waaaaaaaaahh]

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2 Responses to “Bronchitis”

  1. Bill says:

    Wow sorry to here that. I had that when i was younger. I am a asthmatic so i know how it feels not good. I hope you gets feeling better soon.

  2. anne says:

    yeah he dont feel well, he already had meds for that though thanks bill