Monday, January 20, 2014


It is an inflammatory disorder which may start as a dry cough followed by catarrh,phlegm and a rattling cough. Inflammation in the bronchial is a sign that the immune system is struggling to keep things in balance.Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is very common and usually improves within a few days without lasting effects. However, if bronchitis recurrence is repetitive will lead to chronic bronchitis, which requires medical attention. Chronic bronchitis, a more serious condition, is a constant irritation or inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes.

  • Cough
  • Production of sputum with clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color
  • Fatigue
  • Slight fever and chills
  • Chest discomfort
  • Shortness of breath

  • Smoking
  • Weakened immune system
  • Viruses
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bad colds
  • Hospital stays

Action plans
  • Avoid lung irritants by wearing mask when the air is polluted or exposed to irritants, such as paint or household cleaners with strong fumes.
  • Use a humidifier which warm, moist air helps relieve coughs and loosens mucus in airways. 
  • Avoid cigarette smoke as it increase the risk of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
  • Many cases of acute bronchitis result from influenza, a virus. Getting a yearly flu vaccine can help protect from getting the flu. 
  • To reduce risk of catching a viral infection, wash hands frequently and get in the habit of using hand sanitizers.
  • Eat immune supportive foods that rich in antioxidant to help repair damage in body.
  • Water is vital for immune function and healthy lungs which need to drink 2-2.5 L of water daily.

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