Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes of the lungs. The bronchial tubes are tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs, and when they become inflamed, it will lead to impairment of normal breathing process. A person with bronchitis will show a sign of thick mucus in their cough which is often stained. Bronchitis may either be acute or chronic.
- Acute bronchitis
Otherwise known commonly as chest cold, this condition is a short-term or short lasting bronchitis with the common symptoms of cough that lasts up to two weeks. In most cases of acute bronchitis, the cause of infection is largely viral.
- Chronic bronchitis
This type of bronchitis is a more serious form of bronchitis as it is due to an untreated or prolonged acute stage of the condition. Chronic bronchitis is the constant irritation of the tubes of the bronchi, that is often as a result of smoking.
The cause of the two types of bronchitis are distinct, however, a repeated case of acute bronchitis can lead to chronic bronchitis.
The cause of acute bronchitis includes a viral infection such as a cold or flu, a bacterial infection, and an exposure to substances that irritates the lining of the lungs, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, fumes, dust, vapors.
Chronic bronchitis on the other hand is often as a result of long term environmental exposure to air pollution, smoking, genetic factors, repeated episodes of acute bronchitis, and a history of past respiratory condition.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
The symptoms of bronchitis are almost the same for both types of the condition. The symptoms that is seen in this condition includes a cough that can be with or without mucus production, discomfort of the chest or chest tightness, soreness, fever, a mild headache that is followed by body aches, breath shortness, wheezing and persistent cough.
Most times, the symptoms of bronchitis are alike, and they therefore manifests in like manner in the various forms of the condition.
The Effectiveness of Homeopathy in treating Bronchitis
Specially formulated homeopathic therapy for the treatment of bronchitis is proven to be effective at immensely relieving symptoms of the condition and providing long lasting solution that is aimed at improving the lining of the bronchial walls. Homeopathic treatment such as bryonia, causticum, pulsatilla, dulcamara amongst others are modalities of homeopathy that is used to treat symptoms of bronchitis so as to create a long lasting relieve to the respiratory system.
The best choice of homeopathic treatment is often chosen by your doctor based on the cause of the disease, complete health assessment and the individual’s psychological well-being.
Bronchitis can be a distressing condition because it often comes with persistent cough and discomfort that brings some form of social and personal embarrassment. It is one of the respiratory conditions that should not be treated lightly because of its severe complications such as severe difficulty in breathing, respiratory failure, pneumonia, enlargement and weakness of the heart valves or ventricles, and accumulation of fluid or air in the lungs, resulting in the collapse of the lungs. Therefore, it is important to treat the condition right from the early course of onset.