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This nhn Bronchitis Guide includes information about Acute Bronchitis and Chronic Bronchitis that is written primarily to help Bronchitis Patients better understand their condition and the range of Bronchitis treatment options that are currently available:
Acute Bronchitis (short-term symptoms) and Chronic Bronchitis (long-term symptoms) have very different causes. Additionaly, Asthma patients are at increased risk of developing Bronchitis symptoms:
According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common cause of Acute Bronchitis is infection of the respiratory tract by Cold and Flu Viruses. When the body's natural defense mechanisms work to fight the infection swelling and increased mucus production occur. This restricts movement of air through the airways causing the patient to cough and experience the other Symptoms often associated with Bronchitis.
Bacterial infections are also identified as a rare cause of Bronchitis. Although, some bacterial cases may actually be caused due to Secondary Infection of swollen, mucus-rich airways resulting from Bronchitis that was originally caused by viral infection.
Additionally, Cigna advises that Acute Bronchitis can also be caused by inhaling irritants such as smoke. or by a person accidentally inhaling food or vomit into the bronchial airways.
Acute Bronchitis caused by viral infections is often left untreated. However, Bronchitis caused by bacterial infections may be treated using antibiotics. Regardless of cause, the Acute Bronchitis patient is normally expected to make a full recovery.
Acute Bronchitis is most often encountered during the cold and flu season. Those most likely to be afflicted with Bronchitis are people with weakened immune systems such as the very young and the elderly, as well as those who smoke.
The most common cause of Chronic Bronchitis is tobacco smoking, with cigarette smoking being most prevalent. Irritant dusts, chemical fumes & gases, and air pollution are also frequently cited as causative agents that result in Chronic Bronchitis.
Patients suffering from Chronic Bronchitis are naturally exposed to a greater risk of acquiring secondary bacterial infections, which may be treated with antibiotics. Such treatment can ease short-term symptoms by removing the bacterial infection, but it cannot cure the original long-term disease.
Since same risk factors and inhaled irritants that cause Chronic Bronchitis also cause Emphysema, many patients with Chronic Bronchitis also suffer from Emphysema. These diseases of the respiratory tract and the lungs are generally referred to using the term Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The term Asthmatic Bronchitis is generally used to refer to the incidence of Acute Bronchitis in an Asthma patient. People with Asthma seem to be at increased risk of contracting Acute Bronchitis, which is probably related to their enhanced sensitivity to irritation of the airways.
Asthma Patients exhibit enhanced sensitivity to a range of environmental factors such as pollen, dust mites, dander etc. that causes inflammation and reaction in their airways. Those who are exposed to the airborne irritants/toxins that are known to cause Chronic Bronchitis (such as tobacco smoke, irritant dusts, etc.) seem to be at greater risk of developing the same long-term symptoms, and this disease is then referred to as Chronic Asthmatic Bronchitis.
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