What Is Bronchitis?

Q:
What is bronchitis?

A:
Bronchitis is an inflammation in the lungs that was so-called a chest cold. It can be a miserable, but minor, illness that follows a viral illness just like the common cold, or may follow a more serious condition like a chronic smoker’s hack.

Exposure to smoke, chemical irritants, or bacteria will also increase the risk of getting bronchitis. A cough, phlegm, and feeling tired are typical symptoms of bronchitis. It’s very important to see your doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment since the symptoms of bronchitis are similar to other illnesses.

Symptoms
The main symptom of bronchitis is a productive cough that persists several days to weeks . Other symptoms that may occur include:

  • Fatigue
  • Wheezing sounds when breathing
  • Tightness or dull pain in the chest
  • Shortness of breath

 

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