Bronchitis occurs when the lungs air passage becomes inflamed as a result of infection or irritation. This inflammation causes the thin mucus lining which protects the lungs from leakage of fluids which leads to coughing.
Chronic bronchitis can be defined as the cough that lasts more than three months at a time or for at least two years or a cough that never goes away.
Causes of chronic bronchitis
Tobacco contains number of chemicals which are highly toxic and can wreck havoc on the lungs.
The people who live in heavily polluted areas or work in those environment where they are regularly exposed to dust may lead to chronic bronchitis.
Weekend immune system
Old agepeople often have weak immune system and the body cannot fight with the infection which leads to bronchitis.
Bacterial and viral infections
The viruses which are ready to increase the cough and cold may lead to bronchitis.
Symptoms of chronic bronchitis
FeverChest congestionWheezingChillsBody achesSore throatShortness of breath.White or colored mucusTirednessdiarrhea
Natural remedies for chronic bronchitis
Drinking plenty of water helps in being hydrated and also helps to thin the mucus in bronchial tubes. It reduces your cough and makes it easier to breathe. Drink more than 2 liters of water every day.
Get some rest
Adequate sleep for a person helps in good functioning of immune system and recovers from infection. Sleep helps the body to repair damage tissue and in producing new tissues and new hormones in the body.
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