It is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes, usually caused by viruses or bacteria. The symptoms include:
2. Sore throat
3. Nasal congestion
5. Muscle ache
HOW IS BRONCHITIS DIAGNOSED?
Acute bronchitis is usually diagnosed by an appropriate history and a thorough physical examination including the assessment of the respiratory system. The general physician will do a lung function test such as spirometry to assess the function of lungs and also a chest X-ray.
HOW IS BRONCHITIS TREATED?
Antibiotics and medication for treating excessive coughing may be recommended by the pulmonology specialist. Oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation program can also help in treating this condition. Further, the use of breathing exercises and a humidifier as well as complete abstinence from smoking can help in effective treatment also.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lung irritants and unhygienic habits should be avoided to prevent this condition.