Friday, November 16

Tag: Bronchitis

How is COPD Diagnosed?

How is COPD Diagnosed?

Symptoms & Treatment
How is COPD Diagnosed? People who suffer from obstructive lung disease also known as airway obstruction have difficulty in breathing out all the air from the lungs. Due to the damage to the lungs the airways inside the lungs get narrowed, and breathing out all the air becomes slower than normal. In such a case, the chances are that the air may still stay behind in the lungs. The common causes of obstructive lung disease are COPD or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis) Asthma, Bronchitis and Cystic fibrosis. Obstructive lung disease makes it very difficult for a person to inhale or exhale during any increased activity or exertion. This initially happens due to exercise but after some time the problem may occurs at rest. In general the ra...
Bronchitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Bronchitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Symptoms & Treatment
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Bronchitis When there is irritation of the lining of your bronchial tubes that carry air back and forth from your lungs, its called bronchitis generally people who have bronchitis, cough up thick mucus, which can be discolored. The irritations on the lining of the bronchial tubes are caused to due various viruses such as flu and some bacteria’s. Bronchitis may possibly be either acute or chronic. If recently you have had a cold that may have turned into a cough then you might have an acute bronchitis where as if your cough is producing persistent mucus that lasts longer than 3 months or more then it might be a chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is a shorter illness which may be known as cold or viral infection which lasts only for a few days