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Bronchitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes and Risks

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Inflammation in the lining of the bronchial tubes can cause bronchitis. The bronchial tubes are the airways that make the connection between the trachea, which is also known as the windpipe, and the lungs. The lining of the bronchial tubes acts as a protection and a covering for the respiratory system.

Bronchitis comes with a cough. The associated excessive mucus production, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness constricting the chest can make life miserable. Increased mucus production that begins to form in the lining of the bronchial tubes is the body’s attempt to reduce the irritation and inflammation that has been building in the bronchial tubes.

Bronchitis can occur in either an acute or a chronic form.

Viral infections attacking the respiratory tract and the bronchial tubes are the usual sources of acute bronchitis. These viruses can be easily passed on via the air when someone coughs near you.


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I don't have my breathing restricted usually... but it's been 6 years... and there is still irritation, in what I've been told is the bronchial area. How do I know if it's Bacteria or Viral ? No one seems to get sick from me, so does that mean it's Bacterial? Or does it have to be a virus to be there that long?

January 1, 2013 - 2:05pm
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Chronic Pulmonary Disease

July 16, 2012 - 5:00am
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