Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of you bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic.
A common condition, a cute bronchitis often develops from a cold or other respiratory infection.
Chronic bronchitis, a more serious condition, is a constant irritation or inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes often due to smoking. Auet bronchitis usally improves within a few day without lasting effects, although you may continue to cough for weeks. However, if you have a repeated bouts of bronchitis, you may have chronic bronchitis, wichs requieres medical attention. Chronic bronchitis s one of the conditions included in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). .
Treatment fro bronchitis focuses on reveling you symptoms and easing your breathing.