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Is there any way that I can prevent getting bronchitis again?
Bronchitis is inflammation of bronchi, airway passages that carry airflow from trachea directly to the lungs. There are two kinds of bronchitis, acute and chronic.
Acute bronchitis lasts no more than a couple of days following a bout of bad cold, allergies or sinusitis, or exposure to airway irritants. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, is a recurring condition lasting for more than three months at a time or coming back more than one time per year. Bronchitis could also be one of the causes of chronic sinus infection.
The best ways to prevent bronchitis are to never start or to quit smoking as it is a major contributor to the bronchial inflammation. Even the second-hand smoke should be eliminated to relieve all causes of bronchial inflammation. Also, if you work in the highly polluted areas like coal mines, road work construction or chemical factory, you might consider switching jobs to help you avoid heavy dust, contaminants and chemical odors in the air you breathe in daily. Installing a high quality air filtration system in your home can also help with creating a cleaner environment for you. There’s some scientific evidence that eliminating dairy products from your diet for the duration of your acute case of bronchitis will help with the reducing of the mucus formation in your body, helping you recover faster.
Your doctor might prescribe you bronchodilators, corticosteroids and oxygen therapy as ways to prevent bronchitis, reduce inflammation and open up your airways.
Other ways to prevent bronchitis from coming back should involve strengthening the immune system and taking steps to a healthier lifestyle overall.
Talking to your doctor will help you determine the ways to prevent bronchitis in your case.
The information in this article is not intended as medical advice and should be used for educational purposes only.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Bronchitis27 Dec 2009|