Prevent Chronic Bronchitis

Published: 20th January 2009
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Chronic bronchitis as the name suggests is a permanant disease hence it is best to stop the Advancement of the condition in its early stages. An episode of bronchitis begins as acute bronchitis, it is a generalized swelling of bronchi and commonly manifests with undermentioned symptoms:



-Continued episodes of coughing, which may or may not be accompanied by chesttightness



-Affected person gasps for air



-Extreme fatigue



-Fever may also evident



-Discomfort may occur after bouts of prolonged expectoration



This continued over a long period of time may manifest as chronic bronchitis if not checked in time.



The intial and most important step to do is to identify the irritant and take measures to remove it. Contact with irritants like cigarette smoke should be avoided at all costs. Smokers should give up on smoking before the condition deteriorates.



Additional precautionary actions include:



-Those predisposed towards regular bronchitis attacks like Heavy smokers should avoid areas of heavy air pollution and dust.



-Always wear protective clothes and mask when working in a environment.



-Be extra cautious during seasonal changes as frequency of bronchitis attacks increase in this duration.



-Be sure to follow a fixed routine of physical activity.



-Protect mouth and nose when going out in cold climates so that the Person does not breath in cold air as cold air is known to make the condition worse.



-Be cautious when taking antibiotics of minor niggles always take advice from your doctor.



-Include high doses of salubrious vitamins like vitamin A and C.

In case of an episode of bronchitis here are the things that you can do to ease the uneasiness



-Start using a humidifier to loosen the mucous so that it can be easily coughed out.



-Avoid excessive usage of drugs that hold back cough as our aim should be to cough out as much mucous as possible.



-Take steroidal inhalers breathers if necessary.



-Another preventive measure to take is reduce the

intake of food stuff that increase the production of mucous like sugary food stuff, dairy and fat laden products.



-Also be punctual with annual vaccinations against flu.



-Keep good personal cleanliness and always clean hands before any meal.

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