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What Causes Bronchitis?

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Posted on Sat, 12 Sep 2015
Question: what is bronchitis? What causes bronchitis? please be as detailed as possible for both questions
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Bronchitis is inflammation of airways.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Bronchitis is inflammation of airways.
Most common cause for this is cigarette smoking.
Other common causes are viral infection, bacterial infection, pollution, allergy, dust, chemical inhalation etc.
All these causes inflammatory changes in airways and make their wall edamatous.
It will also causes accumulation of secretions.
So patient feels breathlessness, cough and expectoration.
Fever is also seen if infection is the cause.
For diagnosis and treatment, you should consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What Causes Bronchitis?

Brief Answer: Bronchitis is inflammation of airways. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Bronchitis is inflammation of airways. Most common cause for this is cigarette smoking. Other common causes are viral infection, bacterial infection, pollution, allergy, dust, chemical inhalation etc. All these causes inflammatory changes in airways and make their wall edamatous. It will also causes accumulation of secretions. So patient feels breathlessness, cough and expectoration. Fever is also seen if infection is the cause. For diagnosis and treatment, you should consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.