What is Bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of bronchial tube through virus. Bronchial tubes are the air passages between mouth and lungs. When these bronchial tubes get infected, they become swollen and tend to produce more mucus in the walls of bronchitis. When these tubes get infected, they swell, become narrow and cause breathing problems or difficulty in breathing. Our body tends to eliminate mucus by coughing. Bacterial and viral infection is the main cause of bronchitis. There are two types of bronchitis, they are
Acute bronchitis– it is a temporary type of inflammation of the bronchial tubes. It is a short term illness caused due to cough, flu or viral infection. Acute bronchitis is also known as chest cold and it affects people of all age groups, especially seen in children. We often see acute bronchitis in monsoon and winter.
Chronic bronchitis– it is a long term illness caused due to lung illnesses and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoking can lead to chronic bronchitis. It is mostly seen in adults. Genetics and pollution play an important role in developing chronic bronchitis.
- Common causes of bronchitis include
- Virus which cause cold and flu can also causes bronchitis in many people
- Bacterial infection also causes bronchitis
- Weak immunity
- Cigarette smoking habits
- Second hand smoking
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Environmental factors like pollution, dust and fumes
- Exposure to chemicals near working place like coal mining, grain dust and fabric fibres
- Seasonal changes or cold weathers
- People who develop acute regularly are at great risk of developing chronic bronchitis.
Though symptoms differ from person to person, few symptoms commonly faced by people with bronchitis are
- Shortness of breath or breathing problems
- Chest congestion
- Persistent cough that brings up mucus
- Fever and chills
- Wheezing or whistling sound while breathing
- Sore throat
- Blocked nose
- Headache and body aches
- Fatigue, tiredness
- Increased production of mucus
- Frequent chest or lung infections
Cold weather and seasonal changes also contributes to bronchitis and triggers its symptoms. People with bronchitis face symptoms like breathing problems, chest congestion and cough severe at night times. People with bronchitis may have discomfort or breathlessness feeling with intense exercises, running and other cardio exercises.
Homeopathy treatment of Bronchitis
Homeopathy treatment of bronchitis is very effective and mostly preferable for bronchitis. Bronchitis treatment in homeopathy uses natural substances in treatment and is safe, has no side effects and can be used for all age groups. Homeopathy treatment of bronchitis provides relief from persistent cough, improves immunity to reduce the severity and reoccurrence of bronchitis. Bronchitis treatment in homeopathy aims to reduce cough and mucus from the bronchitis. Homeopathy treatment of bronchitis improves immunity to fight viral and bacterial infections. Bronchitis treatment in homeopathy not only treats the disease but also improve over all wellness of individuals. Bronchitis treatment in homeopathy is based on the symptoms and individualization as symptoms of people differ from each other. Homeopathy treatment for bronchitis treats both acute and chronic bronchitis.