Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms and Signs
What are some typical chronic bronchitis symptoms and signs?
Bronchitis is something that will probably affect most of us at one time or another. However, for some, it can become a chronic condition that is usually brought on by things like smoking or continued exposure to certain chemicals that can irritate the lungs.
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The signs and symptoms of chronic bronchitis are usually the same as those for acute bronchitis, but with chronic bronchitis, you wont get better in a few days or so; if you suffer from anything chronic, it means that it lasts for three months or more.
People who suffer from chronic bronchitis may notice times when their cough gets worse and they begin to feel even more poorly. This usually means that they have gotten acute bronchitis, either bacterial or viral, on top of the chronic bronchitis they already have. If you smoke and you cough, its likely that your smokers cough is actually chronic bronchitis.
How do you know if you have chronic bronchitis? Many of the chronic bronchitis symptoms and signs are the same as those for acute bronchitis, but lasting for about three months or longer.
Smokers and Chronic Bronchitis
If you smoke and have chronic bronchitis, you should know that there is no medicine that will make this condition go away. It cannot and will not heal up with the use of antibiotics, although there are certain inhalers that can help your breathing temporarily; these help to open up the airways so that your bronchioles are not so tight, allowing you to breathe better. This is only a temporary fix, however, and not a long-term cure for chronic bronchitis.
Sometimes, in smokers, chronic bronchitis comes with emphysema, and, together, they form a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereby the airways become narrowed. COPD is typically treated with inhaled medications and, sometimes, oral medications, too.
The best way to get rid of chronic bronchitis and its symptoms is to quit smoking. By stopping this habit, you will no longer be causing your airways to be irritated, and they can thus work on reversing the damage. After awhile, the coughing will subside, the lungs will begin to heal, and you will be able to breathe normally again - but only if you stop smoking.
Other Chemical Exposure
If you have chronic bronchitis because you are constantly exposed to lung irritating chemicals, then the only way to make your symptoms stop is to avoid further exposure to those substances - there are no two ways about it.
The good news is that you can be in charge of your health, and you can make it better by employing the right lifestyle and dietary choices as well as effective natural remedies. By doing so, you will be able to not only control your chronic bronchitis symptoms, but also make your condition better, too. Its entirely up to you, and you can do it.
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