Bronchitis

21:53 - 4 May , 2021

Disease

What is Bronchitis?

It is a pathology in which the main airways that carry air into the lungs, that is, the bronchi, become inflamed, making it difficult to breath. It can be conventional or chronic. Conventional or acute bronchitis is very common and is caused by the flu or some respiratory infection, while chronic bronchitis refers to continuous bronchial inflammation usually associated with smoking. 

Symptoms

  • Breathing problems. 
  • Headache.
  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • High fever.
  • Chest pain.
  • Noises or wheezing when breathing.
  • Cough with phlegm.
Chronic bronchitis causes recurrent coughing episodes that last for more than three months and worsen over time. 

Diagnosis and treatment

Your ABC doctor, in addition to performing a physical examination and analyzing your medical history, will request x-rays and other tests to help determine the treatment to follow. If there is infection, in addition to bronchitis, you will be prescribed antibiotics and bronchodilators. However, these recommendations will help you reduce discomfort:
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Rest.
  • Avoid smoking and do not go outside if there is a lot of environmental pollution.
  • Perform hand hygiene frequently.
  • Perform nebulizations and humidify your environment. 
In the Pulmonary Physiology and Inhalation Therapy Department we guarantee you the best care in respiratory ailments provided by highly trained medical personnel. Thanks to an adequate clinical assessment and state-of-the-art equipment in pulmonary function tests, metabolic monitor, and video bronchoscopy, we offer you a timely and accurate diagnosis of your lung function. In addition, we have the most advanced mechanical ventilator system (52 mechanical ventilators). Services:
  • Biopsies.
  • Calorimetry at rest.
  • Alveolar-capillary CO diffusion capacity.
  • Pre-bronchodilator spirometry.
  • Post-bronchodilator spirometry.
  • Video-bronchoscopy tests.
  • Cardiopulmonary tests in exercise.
  • Removal of foreign bodies.
  • Bronchial sampling.
  • Complete lung volumes.

Fuentes: 

  • mayoclinic.org
  • nhlbi.nih.gov
  • fesemi.org
  • topdoctors.es
  • medlineplus.gov
  • medigraphic.com
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