Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus.
Now a day’s bronchitis became one of the top 10 conditions for which people seek medical care. It’s an uncomfortable ailment that leaves you coughing for weeks and comes with plenty of mucus.
Bronchitis is also known as a chest cold because it usually occurs after you’ve already experienced symptoms of the common cold.
In more than 90% of cases the cause is a viral infection. These viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact.
Bronchitis affects nearly 5% of the global population.
Types of Bronchitis
There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.
Acute Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis may start with a dry cough, then after a few days the coughing spells may bring up mucus. People with a weaker immune system, such as elderly people, infants and young children, are at a higher risk of developing acute bronchitis than people in other age groups.
Chronic Bronchitis: Chronic bronchitis is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The inflamed bronchial tubes produce a lot of mucus. This leads to coughing and difficulty breathing. It is a long term condition. Chronic bronchitis is a serious condition that makes your lungs a breeding ground for bacterial infections and may require ongoing medical treatment
- Cigarette Smoking
- Breathing in air pollution
- Coal mine, grain handling, textile manufacturing workers
- Dust, fumes & vapors
- Bacteria, virus
- Wheezing sounds when breathing
- Tightness or dull pain in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- A cough with a lot of mucus that’s clear, white, yellow, or green
- Have a runny, stuffy nose
- Body aches, vomiting, diarrhea
Chest X-Ray, Pulmonary Function Tests, Spirometry
Homeopathy works well in both acute and chronic bronchitis. There are several homeopathic medicines that can easily bring relief to patients with this condition. Homeopathic remedies for bronchitis are completely safe, with no side effects . The Homeopathic medicines work to strike at the root cause of Bronchitis
Some Homeopathy Remedies used to treat bronchitis are Arsenic Album, Hepar Sulph, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Calcarea carbonica, Causticum & Sulphur, Phosphorus, Spongia, Ipecac