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Maintaining good health is of utmost importance because only a healthy body can fight against the harmful micro-organisms that can cause diseases. Moreover, you can become a productive person in society only if you have a healthy body. The effects of acute bronchitis, for instance, can disrupt the flow of day-to-day living. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Acute bronchitis: Causes, symptoms and treatment (1)


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Acute Bronchitis
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Acute Bronchitis
  • Maintaining good health is of utmost importance
    because only a healthy body can fight against the
    harmful micro-organisms that can cause diseases.
    Moreover, you can become a productive person in
    society only if you have a healthy body. The
    effects of acute bronchitis, for instance, can
    disrupt the flow of day-to-day living.  Acute
    bronchitis is a common occurrence. The effects of
    acute bronchitis are many. However, of the two
    varieties of bronchitis, acute bronchitis or
    short-term bronchitis is easy to manage, control,
    and cure, given that it has been properly
    diagnosed.

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Causes of Acute Bronchitis
  • Bronchitis usually follows a cold. The same
    virus that is responsible for common cold is also
    responsible for bronchitis. People also contract
    acute bronchitis due to continuous exposure to
    irritants that can cause inflammation of the
    bronchial tubes. The other factors that can cause
    significant damage to the bronchial tubes are
    dangerous chemical fumes, smoke, and dust.

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Who Does Acute Bronchitis Affect?
  • Acute Bronchitis usually affects children,
    infants, tobacco smokers, old people, people
    living in polluted areas, and people with a weak
    pulmonary system. If this condition is left
    untreated, it can progress into chronic
    bronchitis. This respiratory disorder can occur
    at any season however, the cold months of the
    winter aggravate it.

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Symptoms
  • Correctly recognising the various symptoms of
    this disease helps you take the necessary steps
    to prevent its further progress. Acute bronchitis
    patients suffer from a hacking, productive cough
    with plenty of mucus secretion, contracting
    sensation around the area of the eyes, headaches,
    tightness in the chest, low grade fever,
    and breathlessness. Since the symptoms of acute
    bronchitis are just like those of the common
    cold, it is easy to mistake this disorder to be
    common cold.

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Treatments
  • It is very easy to treat this disorder and gain
    relief from the effects of acute bronchitis. The
    treatment plan includes getting plenty of rest,
    inhaling steam, taking hot showers, using
    humidifiers, and drinking plenty of fluids such
    as water, soups, and fruit juices. However,
    consulting a pulmonologist is very important to
    determine whether the condition is due to the
    action of bacteria or fungus. In such cases, the
    pulmonologist will prescribe some antibiotics or
    anti-fungal medication.  In order to alleviate
    the effects of acute bronchitis, people suffering
    from this disorder should cease smoking
    completely or at least cut down the number of
    cigarettes smoked per day. Avoid dusty areas. If
    you happen to live in a polluted area, install
    air purifiers in your house.  Acute bronchitis
    has to be prevented from turning into chronic
    bronchitis. It is important to see your
    pulmonologist immediately if you recognise the
    symptoms of bronchitis. Only after performing the
    appropriate medical tests will the pulmonologists
    be able to properly diagnose and treat acute
    bronchitis.

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