Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes or the air passages between mouth, nose and lungs. It is a common condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes get swollen or affected. Those suffering from the condition have a reduced ability to breathe air into their lungs, so also,… ...Read more
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes or the air passages between mouth, nose and lungs. It is a common condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes get swollen or affected. Those suffering from the condition have a reduced ability to breathe air into their lungs, so also, not being able to clear heavy mucus or phlegm from their airways. Chronic bronchitis is a kind of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Also search COPD for more information.SymptomsA bronchial tube is a tube that carries air and oxygen to the lungs. Obviously, an obstruction to this will cost breathlessness. But here are some other symptoms too:
Mucus-filled runny nose
CausesCigarette smoking is one of the most commonly known causes of bronchitis. Some other causes include:
Other medical conditions that have affected your breathing like asthma.
Weak immune system
Of all the known causes of bronchitis, smoking is the worst. Air pollution, in recent times has proven to worsen the condition of bronchitis.Foods to eat
Phosphorus rich foods: Strawberries, which contain a host of nutrients should be your best friend if you suffer from bronchitis. Foods rich in phosphorus can help you in many ways.
Vitamin-C rich foods like citrus fruits.
Fermented foods like kimchi, raw kefir.
Water: Keep yourself well-hydrated
TreatmentsBronchitis is a fairly common ailment with multiple medical help available. You must know that since it is a condition that shows its effects only after the damage to the tubes are done, it can’t be eliminated ever. Medicines are available to treat the symptoms.Doctors, most often, will put you on a regular pulmonary rehabilitation program or on antibiotics. Oxygen therapy or even over-the-counter drugs like Bronchodilators, cough medicines and antibacterial medicines could help you in easing your symptoms.Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done path breaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.” According to her, the main cause of bronchitis is: Inflamed family environment. Arguments and yelling. Sometimes silent.One way of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Doing this regularly can help to reduce the debilitating effects of this illness. Her affirmation for treating bronchitis is: I declare peace and harmony within me and all around me. All is well.Read less