Bronchitis

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the part of the respiratory system that leads into the lungs. There are two types of bronchitis – acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis usually appears after a respiratory infection, such as a cold, and can be caused by either a virus or bacteria. Chronic bronchitis does not have a sudden onset and is most frequently caused by long term irritation of the bronchial tubes. A case if bronchitis is considered “chronic” if symptoms continue for three months or longer. (Chronic bronchitis is a type of COPD.) Bronchitis caused by allergies can also be classified as chronic bronchitis.

Symptoms and signs of acute bronchitis

Symptoms usually commence during epidemics of colds or influenza. They are frequently first noticed in the upper airways and are characterised by mucus drainage from sinuses, a burning throat and a general feeling of ill health. There may also be a raised temperature. A dry cough may herald the onset of bronchitis and this may be followed within hours to days by the production of small amounts of white and eventually yellow sputum. You may experience discomfort over the main airways (trachea or large bronchi), which will be accentuated by coughing or wheezing.

Causes of Bronchitis:

 Allergy (environmental and industrial pollutants, pollen, etc.)

 Tobacco

 Infections (viral, bacterial, fungus

 Immunological

 Exposure to temperature changes (extreme cold, change from cold to heat and vise versa, etc.)

Symptoms of chronic bronchitis

Symptoms may not be immediately obvious for chronic bronchitis. They include:

Chronic productive cough (a cough that produces mucus) that increases in strength and frequency

Shortness of breath or wheezing, especially during exercise

Chest pain

 

Homeopathic treatment:

Homeopathic treatment is very strongly suggested during for all forms and stages of Bronchitis.

Homeopathy has proven treatment which helps towards:

 Relieving nasty cough

 Controlling and treating the underlying tendency to catch cold and cough

 Improving immunity and general vitality

 Reducing the severity, frequency and duration in case of Recurrent bronchitis

 Helping allergic as well as infective cases of bronchitis