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What is Bronchitis and what causes it?

What Is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis occurs when the mucous membranes that transport air to the lungs become inflamed. Cases of bronchitis may be acute or chronic.

Acute bronchitis can start out as a cough and may be related to an acute, viral illness, like influenza or the common cold. Viruses are responsible for roughly 90% of acute bronchitis cases, compared to bacteria at less than 10%.

Chronic bronchitis is a type of COPD, characterized by a cough that lasts from three months to a year, for at least two years. Chronic bronchitis may be the result of recurrent airway injury related to inhaled irritants. For example, cigarette smoking is a common cause of chronic bronchitis, next to occupational exposure and air pollution.

What Causes Bronchitis?

The main cause of bronchitis is chronic inflammation related to:

  • Eating too many starchy foods
  • Dairy foods
  • Weak immune system
  • Air pollution
  • Smoking

A diet that is deficient in vegetables and enzymes will also contribute to bronchitis and increase the likelihood of infection.

 

2 Comments

  1. Jason

    June 25, 2017 at 8:58 am

    So is serrapepatase a treatment/cure for acute bronchitis?

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¿Qué es la Bronquitis y qué la causa?

¿Qué es la Bronquitis?

La bronquitis ocurre cuando las membranas mucosas que transportan el aire a los pulmones se inflaman. Los casos de bronquitis pueden ser agudos o crónicos.

La bronquitis aguda puede comenzar como tos y puede estar relacionada con una enfermedad viral aguda, como la gripe o el resfriado común. Los virus son responsables de aproximadamente el 90% de los casos de bronquitis aguda, en comparación con las bacterias en menos del 10%.

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