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Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema. Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema. Chronic Bronchitis
by George95 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:14 pm

Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema - Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema

What are these Conditions? Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are characterized by chronically blocked breathing passages. Collectively, asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis or any combination are called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Usually, more than one of these underlying conditions coexist; most often, bronchitis and emphysema occur together.

To strengthen your breathing muscles, take slow, deep breaths and exhale through pursed lips. - If you're receiving home oxygen therapy, make sure you or a family member knows how to use the equipment correctly. Don't increase the oxygen flow or concentration above what the doctor prescribes because too much oxygen may eliminate your respiratory drive and cause confusion and drowsiness. You probably won't need more than 2 to 3 liters per minute . It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Bronchitis Emphysema Symptoms. Such is the amount of matter that is available on Bronchitis Emphysema Symptoms.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Because you may tire easily when eating, eat frequent, small meals and consider using oxygen, delivered by a nasal cannula, during meals. We have written a humorous anecdote on Bronchitis to make it's reading more enjoyable and interesting to you. This way you learn there is a funny persistent bronchitis prevention!

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What Causes Them?

Predisposing factors include cigarette smoking, recurrent or chronic respiratory infections, air pollution, and allergies. Smoking is by far the most important of these factors. Smoking increases mucus production but impairs its removal from the airways, impedes the function of airway cells that digest disease-causing organisms, causes airway inflammation, destroys air sacs in the lungs, and leads to abnormal fibrous tissue growth in the bronchial tree. Early inflammatory changes may revealing the differences if the person stops smoking before lung destruction is extensive. Family and hereditary factors may also predispose a person to chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

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If you're taking antibiotics to treat a respiratory infection, be sure to complete the entire prescribed course of therapy. - Practice good oral hygiene to help prevent infection, and learn how to recognize early symptoms of infection. Avoid people with respiratory infections. Get Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) and annual flu shots. We were furnished with so many points to include while writing about Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema that we were actually lost as to which to use and which to discard!