Inflammation (swelling and reddening) of the bronchi.

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Bronchitis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... A cough that brings up yellowish-gray or green mucus (sputum) is one of the main signs of bronchitis. Mucus itself isn''t abnormal — your airways produce at least an ounce of normal secretions e...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... The same viruses that cause colds often cause acute bronchitis. But you can also develop noninfectious bronchitis from exposure to your own or someone else''s cigarette smoke and even from pollutants ...
Source: MayoClinic

Bronchitis Prevention

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Prevention
... If you have frequent, repeated attacks of bronchitis, the culprit may be something in your environment. Cold, damp locations — especially in combination with air pollution or tobacco smoke &mdas...
Source: MayoClinic

Bronchitis Treatment

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Theophylline
... Common brand names: Elixophyllin, Slo-Bid, Slo-Phyllin, Theo-24, Theolair, Uniphyl and others Why is theophylline prescribed? Theophylline, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Complications
... Although a single episode of bronchitis usually isn''t cause for concern, it can lead to pneumonia in some people. Older adults, infants, smokers and people with chronic respiratory disorders or heart...
Source: MayoClinic

Bronchitis Other

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Bronchitis
... No doubt you''ve had your share of colds. Perhaps you even know someone who has had pneumonia. In between these two conditions is an illness called bronchitis, which is more severe than the common col...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Just when you thought you were finally over a cold, your chest starts to feel sore and you develop an irritating cough. Later, you might get the chills or a slight fever. If these signs and symptoms s...
Source: MayoClinic

Bronchitis Treatment

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Bronchitis
... If you''ve ever had a cough that felt as though it started down in your toes, or if you''ve ever had uncontrollable coughing fits, you may have had bronchitis. Bronchitis can be either acute or chroni...
Source: HealthWorld

Childhood Bronchitis
... There are 2 kinds of bronchitis: Acute bronchitis lasts from 3 days to 3 weeks. Chronic bronchitis can last up to 3 months, and come back over and over for 2 years or more. Children usually get acute ...
Source: HealthWorld

Bronchitis Other

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Bronchitis
... Bronchitis is a common lung disease, aggravated by cigarette smoke, industrial pollutants, and dust. It involves the irreparable destruction of lung tissue. There is often an asthmatic element in bron...
Source: HealthWorld

   

Bronchitis Articles

  • COPD
    ... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease in which the lung is damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways-the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs-are partl...
  • Lung Disease
    ... Our lungs allow us to breath and get oxygen into the bloodstream and the cells of our bodies. During a normal day, we breathe nearly 25,000 times, and take in (or inhale) large amounts of air. The air...

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