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Bronchitis
 
Standard Definition

Bronchitis is a respiratory tract infection (viral or bacterial) that causes inflammation of the mucous lining of the bronchial tubes. It can be acute or chronic. Chronic bronchitis, often referred to as smoker's cough, is one of several destructive lung diseases and is not usually reversible. It may progress to emphysema, a serious chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Acute bronchitis is commonly viral or bacterial and is most common in the winter months. The resultant cough and mucous is a natural bodily reaction to ensure the elimination of infection. Chronic bronchitis is typically caused by cigarette smoking and prolonged exposure to air pollution or other bronchial irritants such as dust, grain, and mined products. These irritants cause an inflammatory destructive reaction in the mucous linings of the lungs which is fed by free radicals. The mucous production becomes excessive, resulting in pooling in the lungs which predisposes to acute infection. This situation can be very serious and persons with chronic bronchitis should always seek the advice of their healthcare practitioner in acute situations.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Winter
  • Immune suppression, malnutrition
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Air pollutants and irritants
  • Severe pneumonia early in life
  • Elderly
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Cough that produces mucous
  • Chest pain, wheezing, shortness of breath
  • Sore throat and fever
  • Fatigue
  • Blue lips, pale complexion
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Lung function test
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Health and Lifestyle assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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