Asthma Bronchitis

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    Asthma Bronchitis

    Asthma bronchitis is a type of respiratory illness; it causes inflammation in the bronchi and passageways that regulate airflow into the lungs. In this condition, the tubes start to swell and create extra mucus. It might lead to chronic cough, shortness of breathing, wheezing, and other respiratory disorders. Asthma and bronchitis both are inflammatory airway situations where the lining of the respiratory passage gets blocked and increases the irritations.

    For many people, asthma is a minor issue. It can be a critical one if you neglect the signs and symptoms at an early stage. Specifically, elders have the possibility of getting this illness. It happens because of the viral infection in the upper respiratory organ of the body. Bronchitis is not entirely curable as it changes with time depending on the health conditions. The risk of acute bronchitis may increase if you smoke or are exposed to air pollution.

    Possible Causes

    Asthma bronchitis is the co-occurrence of two diseases- acute bronchitis and asthma. There are many reasons for having this illness that may trigger the risk factors.

    • Tobacco smoke and air pollution
    • Various allergens like dust, pollen, mold, animal dander, and foods
    • Certain types of medicines
    • Viral infections
    • Excessive physical activities or exercise
    • Climatic changes
    • Chemicals (sulphur dioxide, ammonia, and hydrochloric acid)
    • Respiratory infections
    • Existing lung illness

    Risk Factors

    The factors that put people at risk of asthma are:

    • Exposure to air pollution
    • Allergies
    • Occupational exposures
    • Obesity
    • Family history

    Signs and Symptoms

    The symptoms of Asthma bronchitis may vary among every individual. As it’s a combination of two diseases, you might have experienced the following signs:

    • Breathing problems
    • Chest pain and tightness
    • Non Productive dry cough
    • Wheezing
    • Production of excess mucus

    Some serious signs that might trigger a life-threatening situation

    • Changes in consciousness level and dizziness
    • Bluish coloration of the fingernails or lips
    • Difficulty in breathing and choking issues


    Other respiratory ailments may have similar symptoms as asthma—for example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To eliminate the possibility of other diseases, your doctor will also ask you questions about your signs and symptoms. The doctor may recommend some tests for complete diagnosis such as:

    • Spirometry: Th test estimates how much air you can exhale after a deep breath and the time you take to breathe out.
    • Peak flow meter: It is a simple device that measures how hard a patient can breathe out. The low peak reading indicates how severe your asthma is.

    Treatment Options at 7DMC

    With proper medication from the early stage, you can reduce the complexities of asthma-related issues and congestion of airway passage. Taking prevention also helps you in controlling the severity of uncertain asthma attacks. For short-term bronchitis, you may not need any antibiotics or heavy-dose medicines. You can control it by operating these simple guidelines by our experts:

    • Dedicatedly follow an action plan for asthma designed by our physicians. Starting from doctor consultation and treatments, maintain this routine.
    • You may take vaccines for viral infections or influenza. It might reduce the infection rate.
    • Monitor your pulse rate and oxygen level. Check whether you are having breathing issues.
    • Avoid smoking and safeguard yourself from air pollution problems. Identify the risk triggering factors like pollens, dust, allergic substances, etc.
    • If you have serious issues, you might use an inhaler for quick relief. Consult your doctor to adjust your medical treatment as per the need.

    We at 7DMC provide practical solutions to asthma bronchitis and frequent viral infection issues. We do a chest scan or X-ray to figure out the evidence and condition of the disease. Then we proceed further with all the medications as per the requirement. So, you can reduce the risk of complications by maintaining a scheduled treatment plan as per our health care experts.


    Frequently asked questions

    Asthmatic bronchitis is an incidence of acute bronchitis that happens in a person with asthma. The respiratory disease causes inflammation in the bronchi, the passageways that move air into and out of the lungs—this inflammation results in respiratory congestion and shortness of breath.

    There is no direct treatment for bronchitis. Doctors usually treat bronchitis by treating its symptoms. For people who have symptoms of wheezing and coughing, then the doctor may prescribe an inhaler or nebulizer. These can be effective in managing your symptoms.

    Bronchitis and pneumonia are two separate lung infections but have similar symptoms. In some rare cases, it is noticed, bronchitis can turn into pneumonia. Such scenarios occur when an infection spreads from the airways to the air sacs in the lungs.