How to Diagnose Chronic Bronchitis

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How to Diagnose Chronic Bronchitis

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How to Diagnose Chronic Bronchitis

The term "bronchitis" is derived from two Greek words "bronchos" and "itis," which mean "windpipe" and "inflammation," respectively. True to its name, bronchitis is a respiratory disorder characterized by inflammation of the windpipe and the large and small bronchi due to bacterial or viral infection or factors such as environmental pollution or cigarette smoking.

Computed Tomography or CT Scan is a medical technique that combines x-ray and computer technology to obtain a comprehensive image of different parts of the human body.

Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) is the name of a blood test to ascertain the capacity of the lungs to supply oxygen to the body and to eliminate carbon-di-oxide from it. In addition, it helps measure the acid content of the blood. You may say that we have included exquisite information here on Bronchitis Acute. This is with the intention of producing a unique article on Bronchitis Acute.

Chronic bronchitis is accompanied by abnormal signs in the lungs, edema of the feet, coronary failure, and a bluish tinge on the skin and around the lips. The symptoms disappear with the passage of time and are usually followed by the development of abnormal breathing patterns.

Pulse Oximetry is a Small Apparatus that Measures the Oxygen Content in the Blood

Chest x-rays are a common diagnostic tool to view pictures of the internal conditions of organs, tissues, and bones. This is the counterpart to our previous paragraph on Bronchitis Acute Bronchitis. Please read that paragraph to get a better understanding to this paragraph.

These symptoms might be similar to the symptoms of other respiratory disorders, which is why patients must never try to diagnose the condition on their own. Consulting a doctor is of utmost importance. It is possible to mistake chronic bronchitis for other respiratory disorders such as asthma, sinusitis, tuberculosis, pulmonary emphysema, and so on. Laughing

Various Medical Tests to Diagnose Chronic Bronchitis

Physicians conduct a number of tests to facilitate correct diagnose of a respiratory condition. Some of the tests and examinations are: It was with great optimism that we started out on writing this composition on Chronic Bronchitis Patient. Please don't let us lose this optimism.

Recognizing Chronic Bronchitis

If the patient coughs and expels sputum for about three months in a year for two consecutive years, the patient might be suffering from chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is also characterized by excessive production of mucus, cough, and dysnea, or difficulties in breathing while exerting oneself physically.

Due to Dyspnea, Even the Slightest Exertion Will be Exhausting for the Person

As chronic bronchitis progresses, patients experience difficulties in breathing even when they are taking rest. At this stage, patients become more susceptible to infections of all types and to respiratory insufficiencies, which pave the way for the terminal event of chronic bronchitis, acute respiratory failure. Patience was exercised in this article on Chronic Bronchitis. Without patience, it would not have been possible to write extensively on Chronic Bronchitis. Surprised.


Pulmonary function tests are done to calculate the capacity of the lungs to exchange oxygen for carbon-di-oxide. In order to conduct pulmonary function tests, doctors use peak flow monitoring (PFM) and spirometry. Spirometry is a medical tool used to determine and understand the working of the lungs while PFM is used to determine the maximum speed with which a person can exhale or inhale. PFM also assesses the ways in which the malady can be controlled. We have actually followed a certain pattern while writing on Chronic Bronchitis. We have used simple words and sentences to facilitate easy understanding for the reader.




  • Dyspnea, characterised by labored breathing, interferes a lot with the sufferers' daily routine.
  • It turns out that breathing takes up all of a person's energy.
  • Subsequently, the patients loses a lot of weight because even the normal process of eating involves a major expenditure of energy.
  • Penetration into the world of Bronchitis Acute proved to be our idea in this article.
  • Read the article and see if we have succeeded in this or not!



Chronic bronchitis is the more lethal of the two types of bronchitis, that is, acute and chronic bronchitis. While acute bronchitis lasts for a short time and is chiefly caused by bacterial or viral infection, chronic bronchitis lasts much longer. It is also considered to be one of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of respiratory diseases commonly characterized by abnormal breathing patterns. We consider that we have only touched the perimeter of information available on Bronchitis Acute. There is still a lot more to be learnt! Smile

Acute bronchitis is a common respiratory disease that causes inflammation of the bronchial mucosal membranes. Unlike chronic forms of the disease, acute bronchitis has a rapid onset and generates more intense symptoms. However, acute bronchitis doesn't have a recurrent character and thus its generated symptoms don't persist in time. Due to the fact that the clinical manifestations of acute bronchitis are unspecific, pointing to various types of respiratory diseases, sometimes it can be difficult for doctors to quickly find the correct diagnosis. Thus, doctors usually perform additional tests in order to confirm the presumptive diagnosis. However, even laboratory tests can sometimes fail to reveal conclusive evidence of acute bronchitis. Considering this fact, the majority of patients with suspected acute bronchitis are commonly diagnosed after they receive elaborate physical examinations. Evil or Very Mad



  • The texture and the color of the expectorated mucus are major indicators for the seriousness of the disease.
  • For instance, the expectoration of clear, colorless mucus may disclose infectious forms of acute bronchitis.
  • By contrast, abundant expectoration of yellowish or dark-colored mucus may point to bacterial infection of the bronchial membranes.
  • Blood-producing cough usually points to severe forms of acute bronchitis, suggesting that the lungs are also affected by the disease.
  • The majority of patients with acute bronchitis may experience an exacerbation of cough during the night or in the first hours of the morning.






Radiography, spirometry and pulse oximetry are rarely used in the process of diagnosing acute bronchitis. These tests are recommended to patients with complicated forms of acute bronchitis that involve spreading of the disease at pulmonary level. It is only if you find some usage for the matter described here on Bronchitis Cough that we will feel the efforts put in writing on Bronchitis Cough fruitful. So make good usage of it! Surprised.

Although doctors often perform laboratory analyses of mucus samples, tests such as Gram staining aren't very accurate in revealing traces of bacterial infection. Even in the cases of serious infection, most laboratory tests may only reveal the presence of benign bacterial flora at the level of the respiratory tract. In spite of medical progress and the wide range of medical techniques available nowadays, the presence of acute bronchitis in patients is rarely revealed by routine laboratory tests. Thus, acute bronchitis is usually diagnosed according to the results of more elaborate physical examinations. We do hope that you find the information here something worth recommending others to read and think about once you complete reading all there is about Bronchitis Patients.

Most Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis are Outwardly Visible

The disease generates symptoms such as mucus-producing cough, chest pain and discomfort (intensifying with deep breaths), wheezing, difficult, shallow and accelerated breathing. Sometimes, these manifestations of acute bronchitis can be accompanied by mild or moderate fever. The presence of high fever is an indicator of complications, suggesting severe infection with bacteria or mycoplasmas. Prolonged, intense fever may point to spreading of the respiratory infection at the level of the lungs (pneumonia). Looking for something logical on Bronchitis Cough, we stumbled on the information provided here. Look out for anything illogical here.

Mucus-Producing Cough is Usually the Most Revealing Symptom of Acute Bronchitis

Although the presence of cough is not sufficient for diagnosing acute bronchitis, the intensity and the frequency of this symptom are major indicators of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. Cough is usually the first symptom to occur among people with acute bronchitis, intensifying within the first days after the period of incubation. Some patients with acute bronchitis may have this symptom for less than two weeks, while others may be confronted with cough for more than six weeks. If this symptom persists for more than 8 weeks, it may point to chronic bronchitis.

Antibiotic overuse (especially for the common cold) has led to antibiotic resistance. Natural antibiotics and anti viral herbs that may boost immune system are discussed, plus the types of cold and flu, and cough and cold in a weak immune system. Wink

15 Anti-Viral Chinese Herbs Proven Effective in Human Studies

Andrographis (Chuan xin lian): Viral hepatitis, encephalitis B, herpes zoster, viral influenza Astragalus (Huang qi): Restores immune function in immune suppression from chemotherapy, increases IgA, IgG, and interferon production Deer antler (Lu rong): Promotes lymphocyte transformation and treats leukopenia due to chronic benzene poisoning, promotes bone marrow function Ganoderma (Ling zhi): Treats hepatitis, chronic bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, altitude sickness, cancer (especially leukemia) Ginseng Ren shen: Increases resistance by stimulating adrenal gland via pituitary Isatis (Da qing ye, Ban lan gen): Encephalitis B, measles, mumps, infectious hepatitis, URTI Licorice (Gan cao): In pulmonary TB, it increased ESR - arthritis and hepatomegaly from hepatitis - acute and chronic hepatitis Lonicera (Jin yin hua): Severe acute pneumonia, bacillary dysntery Oldenlandia (Bai hua she she cao): Peritonitis, UTI, hepatitis, chronic bronchitis Phellodendron (Huang bai): Meningitis, dysentery, GI infection, conjunctivitis, UTI, candidal/trichomonal vaginitis Polygonum (He shou wu): Malaria Polygonum cuspidatum (Hu zhang): Lung infections, tonsillitis, hepatitis, RA, osteoarthritis Salvia (Dan shen): Hepatitis, SLE Siberian ginseng (Wu jia pi): Xue and qi xu - improves leukocyte count in 70% of leukopenic patients - caution when there is heat Sophora (Shan dou gen): Alkaloids effective in countering leukopenia due to radiation Viola (Zi hua di ding): TB This is a dependable source of information on Bronchitis. All that has to be done to verify its authenticity is to read it! Surprised.

Most people don't realize that western biomedical understanding didn't include the immune system until very recently. The first vaccine was developed in the late 1800's, and most of the immune system was not understood until the 1960's. Oriental Medicine has been diagnosing and treating immune system diseases with herbs since as early as 150 A.D. when the first systematic book on externally contracted illnesses, the "Cold Damage Classic" was written. We have avoided adding flimsy points on Chronic Bronchitis, as we find that the addition of such points have no effect on Chronic Bronchitis.

Vulnerability occurs particularly when you are tired, or from excessive environmental influences like cold, heat, dryness, and dampness- each of these is associated with a season when that pathogen is more prevalent

These OM disease theories are not without controversy; some biomedical research has concluded that cold temperatures, for example, do not contribute to getting sick. However, since biomedicine only became aware of the immune system in the 1960's, and OM has been treating colds and flu's for thousands of years, I would slightly favor the application of OM. It is true that OM's theories may be inexact at the same time that the treatments is applies according to those theories are effective. In another thousand years, once biomedical researchers and OM practitioners have tested and sifted through OM causes, symptoms, types and treatment, we will have a stronger, more accurate, and integrated medical system. We have included some fresh and interesting information on Bronchitis. In this way, you are updated on the developments of Bronchitis.

Chinese Herbs Have Successfully Treated and Caused Remission of Viral Hepatitis and AIDS

In clinical research studies on human beings, at least 15 herbs have been shown to stimulate the immune system and destroy viruses and bacteria (see next table). Chinese herbs appear to have an effect against bacteria and viruses directly, and they stimulate and strengthen the immune system (wei qi) in doing its job of ridding the body of pathogens. Suppressing our knowledge on Chronic Bronchitis is not our intention here. In fact, we mean to let everyone know more about Chronic Bronchitis after reading this!



  • Tiredness, Qi deficiency, & Weakness The fight may take so much of your energy that you can do nothing but lay in bed.
  • You may also lose your appetite, which is a sign of qi deficiency in OM.
  • Some people are more constitutionally weaker from birth, especially those with childhood asthma and allergies.
  • These are often metal or water type people.
  • They need to be especially vigilant in prevention. Evil or Very Mad



Sweating (or 'Exterior-Releasing') is a Major Therapy in OM

The type of invasion may be identified by whether or not the patient is sweating, and whether or not that sweating is leading to improvement in your health We cannot be blamed if you find any other article resembling the matter we have what do you mean there are two types of bronchitis. What we have done here is our copyright material!

Superbacteria Medical professionals are now concerned about antibiotic-resistant 'superbacteria.' These superbacteria have evolved because of inappropriate medical prescriptions. Antibiotics are effective only against bacteria, not against viruses. MD's and DO's often prescribed antibiotics to pacify patients who refused to leave the doctor's office without them - even when the doctor knew the antibiotic would not help. The problem is that we are running out of antibiotic drugs; there is a finite number of them. It is thought that, in the future, the more complex treatment agents such as natural herbs may be our only defense. It was our decision to write so much on Chronic Bronchitis after finding out that there is still so much to learn on Chronic Bronchitis.

Entrance of the Pathogen

The Lung (a system of correspondences including the lung, throat, nose, and skin) is the most exterior and most vulnerable organ. Sweating opens the pores, and 'wind' enters through pores. Wind can be thought of as the pathogen itself, since another quality (cold, damp, or heat, for example) is usually attached to describe the pathogen. Wind-heat, then, is the invasion of the body by a heat pathogen. It may take some time to comprehend the matter on Chronic Bronchitis that we have listed here. However, it is only through it's complete comprehension would you get the right picture of Chronic Bronchitis.

Chinese medicine for cough of Immunity Wei (pronounced 'way') qi ('chee') is the protective qi. This qi is thought to circulate in the more superficial levels (skin and muscles). In biomedical terms, it is probably not the entire immune system, but the part of it that deals with external invasions. Protective qi is controlled by Lung organ-system, and can be compromised by overwork, grief, smoking, not eating, and talking too much. We are proud to say we have dominance in the say of Bronchitis. This is because we have read vastly and extensively on Bronchitis.

Types of Colds and Flu in Oriental Medicine Wind-Cold * Symptoms: Feeling of cold, chills more than fever, cough, congestion, fatigue * Herb Formulas: if no sweating - Ephedra Formula; if more body aches - Kudzu Tincture * Kitchen Medicine: Fresh ginger or garlic tea (warming) The development of Bronchitis has been explained in detail in this article on Bronchitis. Read it to find something interesting and surprising! Embarassed

Wind-Heat * Symptoms: Feeling of heat, fever more than chills, sore throat or cough, body aches, red eyes, irritability * Herb Formulas: More sore throat - Honeysuckle & Forsythia Formula; More cough - Mulberry & Chrysanthemum Formula * Kitchen Medicine: Mint or chysanthemum tea (cooling) Even the beginner will get to learn more about Bronchitis after reading this article. It is written in easy language so that everyone will be able to understand it.

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