bronquitis

inflammation of the bronchi

what is it?

Inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) of the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute (known as chest cold) and chronic. More than 90% of cases the cause is a viral infection. Viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact. Tobacco smoke and dust are risk factor.


Symptoms:

  • -Cough
  • -Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood
  • -Fatigue
  • -Shortness of breath
  • -Slight fever and chills
  • -Chest discomfort