Asthmatic Bronchitis or Bronchial Asthma is a medical condition that is seen as a combination of two serious disorders, Asthma and Bronchitis. It is characterized by inflammation of bronchial passages and excessive production of mucus. Asthma is a genetic condition that leads to swelling of the breathing passage or bronchi. Bronchitis is a non-hereditary disease usually caused by infection or irritants.
Patients with chronic asthmatic bronchitis often have mild shortness of breath. They may also have a persistent cough as a result of increased mucous secretion. In some cases, asthmatic bronchitis can be caused by allergies. In these cases, anti-allergy treatments can be effective at preventing acute asthmatic bronchitis.
People with Asthmatic Bronchitis emit a wheezing noise while breathing. Asthmatic Bronchitis can affect both children as well as adults. It is not contagious.
Causes for Asthmatic Bronchitis
- Tobacco smoke
- Pollution, Chemicals
- Weather changes, Viral or bacterial infections
- Allergens such as pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or food
- Weak immune system
Symptoms of Asthmatic Bronchitis
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing, Cough & Chest tightness
- Excess mucus production
- Fever, headache, fatigue
Investigations for Asthmatic Bronchitis
Spirometry, Chest X-ray, Peak expiratory flow meter
Homeopathy Treatment for Asthmatic Bronchitis
While dealing with a case of Asthmatic bronchitis, a homeopath not only records the symptoms of the disease but also studies the medical history, family history, physical and psychological characteristics of a person. The homeopathy remedies used for Asthmatic bronchitis are Sambucus nigra, Squilla, Antimonium tartaricum, Lachesis, Kalium carbonica, Cuprum metallicum, Thuya & Pertussin etc. The selection of medicine varies from patient to patient.