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How Bronchitis Affects the Lungs and Risk Factors
08-10-2016, 11:44 PM
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How Bronchitis Affects the Lungs - Risk Factors of Chronic Bronchitis - are You At Risk?
Chronic bronchitis is characterized by the inflammation of the bronchi in the upper respiratory system and the production of an excess amount of mucus. This causes cough and expectoration in most individuals suffering from this condition. The cough is usually noticed in the early morning just after waking, and is usually referred to as 'smokers cough'. Many people often experience some sort of trouble of breathing, including shortness of breath or labored breathing. Many different things can contribute to someone having chronic bronchitis, and the direct cause can be different depending on the person. Some of the different risk factors of chronic bronchitis are:

Smoking Cigarettes
Smoking is the number one risk factor and is a part of over 90% of all cases of chronic bronchitis. Individuals that currently suffer from chronic bronchitis and continue to smoke should quit smoking or risk suffering from further complications. Some of these complications include pneumonia, emphysema, and lung infection. Lung infection is especially hard to treat with an increased amount of mucus in the upper respiratory system. This mucus causes the area to be moist and warm, making it a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. The title of this composition could be rightly be Chronic Bronchitis Smoking. This is because what is mentioned here is mostly about Chronic Bronchitis Smoking.

Exposure To Lung Irritants Individuals who are exposed to lung irritants while at work are at a higher risk for developing chronic bronchitis. The most common jobs that include these risks are coal workers, welders, construction workers, and individuals who work in chemical labs. Dust is also considered a lung irritant and should be avoided.

Regular Exposure to Air Pollution Individuals who are regularly exposed to large amounts of air pollution are more susceptible to chronic bronchitis. Air pollution is considered an irritant, so you should limit your exposure to polluted air containing dust, chemicals or smoke in order to avoid developing this unpleasant and dangerous condition. We hope you develop a better understanding of Bronchitis on completion of this article on Bronchitis. Only if the article is understood is it's benefit reached.

Acid Reflux Sufferers
Individuals who suffer from acid reflux are at a higher risk for contracting chronic bronchitis. The acid reflux eats away at the airways in your body, and causes your body to produce an excess of mucus. Your bronchi may also become inflamed as a result of exposure to their gases. Once you are through reading what is written here on Bronchitis Smoking, have you considered recollecting what has been written and writing them down? This way, you are bound to have a better understanding on Bronchitis Smoking. :o.

Low Resistance to Disease
Individuals with a low resistance to disease are considered to be at higher risk for developing chronic bronchitis. This includes the young, old, sick, and those individuals with immunity disorders. If you have a low resistance to disease and are worried about this condition, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor about different supplements and treatments that may help you ward off respiratory diseases. Saying that all that is written here is all there is on Bronchitis Acid Reflux would be an understatement. Very much more has to be learnt and propagated bout Bronchitis Acid Reflux.

There are two basic categories of bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is typically associated with colds and flu like symptoms. While chronic bronchitis may last months or even years, the acute variety typically is limited in duration to no more than a week or two. Smile
  • At work, be sure to use care in common areas like break and meeting rooms along with the restroom.
  • It's no secret that many people simply do not wash their hands after using the restroom.
  • This is especially poor hygiene when you consider the number of people with potential illnesses that also use common areas.
  • It is the normal style of writers to add additional information with the intention of lengthening the length of an article.
  • However, we have provided a short and concise article with only required information on Bronchitis Acute Bronchitis.

Avoid smoking and smoke whenever possible. There are many chemicals, fumes and particle dust that can irritate and compromise bronchial passages. None more so however than smoking. If you have someone suffering from acute bronchitis, try to keep them away from any smoking environment. They simply don't need the extra stress on an already infected pulmonary system.

The symptoms of acute bronchitis include: 1. Tightness in the chest area 2. Usually a sore throat 3. Congestion 4. Wheezing and difficulty breathing We were rather indecisive on where to stop in our writings of Acute Bronchitis. We just went on writing and writing to give a long article.

Get a Flu Shot
Acute bronchitis can begin with an illness caused by a common influenza virus. Getting an annual vaccination can help protect you from influenza (the flu) and bronchitis. We have not actually resorted to roundabout means of getting our message on Bronchitis through to you. All the matter here is genuine and to the point.
  • You can significantly reduce the risk of catching many common illnesses, including bronchitis through careful handwashing or use of hand sanitizers.
  • This is especially true if you're working as a caregiver or mom.

Quote:Limit exposure to sick people When someone becomes ill in our house, we work to isolate them to minimize infecting the rest of the family. This includes assigning them their own drinking glass along with keeping them in limited areas of the house. Although not perfect, our sick person ritual has kept the other children from also becoming ill.

Cover Your Mouth
Teach anyone that gets ill to cover their mouths when they cough to limit transmission of the illness. Once again, this is not perfect solution that can help to contain an influenza virus that may result in bronchitis. The value of this composition is achieved if after reading it, your knowledge on Chronic Bronchitis is greatly influenced. This is how we find out that the meaning of Chronic Bronchitis has really entered you!

A Low to Mid Grade Fever
And a general feeling of "yuckyness." Most acute bronchitis is usually caused by a viral infection and can be spread through person-to-person contact either directly or indirectly. This means that if you are a caregiver of someone who has bronchitis, you are at risk of contracting the illness yourself. The initial stages of this article on Chronic Bronchitis proved to be difficult. However, with hard work and perseverance, we have succeeded in providing an interesting and informative article for you to read.
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