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What should you know about bronchitis?

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Your bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs, can get infected and swollen. When that happens, it’s called bronchitis. Symptoms of this condition include a nagging cough, and you might hack up mucus that’s yellow or green. There are actually two types of bronchitis:

  • Acute bronchitis: This is the more common type. Symptoms last for a few weeks, but it doesn’t usually cause any problems past that.
  • Chronic bronchitis: This keeps coming back or doesn’t go away at all. It’s more serious, and it’s one of the conditions that makes up something called “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” or COPD. You are more likely to have this if you smoke. Learn to watch for the signs of bronchitis and when to call a doctor.

From: What Are the Symptoms of Bronchitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health -- Centers for Disease Control. Goldman.  24th ed. Goldman's Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 06, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bronchitis”

American Lung Association: “Acute Bronchitis Symptoms”

Merck Manuals: “Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Bronchitis

FamilyDoctor.org: “What are the Symptoms of acute bronchitis?”

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis?”

American Journal of Managed Care : “Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis: A Primary Care Consensus Guideline.”

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials:  “Antibiotics for acute bronchitis.”

Comprehensive Therapy: “Acute bronchitis: State of the art diagnosis and therapy.”

American Journal of Geriatric Society: “Office Evaluation and Treatment of Elderly Patients with Acute Bronchitis.”

European Respiratory Journal : “Chronic bronchitis among French adults: high prevalence and underdiagnosis.”

National Institutes of Health -- Centers for Disease Control. Goldman.  24th ed. Goldman's Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 06, 2016

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