Acute and chronic bronchiolitis
Bronchioles are the lower branches of the bronchi, which pass into the alveolar passages of the lungs, they do not contain cartilaginous tissue and have a small diameter (no more than 1mm). The function of the bronchioles is to distribute the air flow, sanitize the airways, and remove rhinobronchial secretions. The inflammatory process affecting the walls of the bronchioles is called bronchiolitis. This disease can be acute or chronic. Acute bronchiolitis can occur in infancy under the influence of respiratory infections and viruses, if treatment is not taken in time, this disease can become chronic. The symptoms of bronchiolitis are:
- obstructive syndrome, which leads to wheezing difficulty;
- shortness of breath;
- spastic cough;
- participation in the breathing process of auxiliary muscles;
- an increase in temperature.
Chronic bronchiolitis is a rather serious disease that leads to a deterioration in the passage of air through the bronchioles, and if they become clogged, air does not enter the alveoli of the lungs at all, as a result of which gas exchange is impaired, blood circulation worsens, emphysema may develop.
Diagnosis and treatment
The diagnosis of bronchiolitis is established by a pulmonologist after examining the patient and carrying out the following diagnostic tests
Chronic disease is difficult to treat, it is important to find an experienced doctor who will choose the right treatment regimen that is optimal for each individual patient. Israeli pulmonologists have extensive experience in the successful treatment of patients with obliterating bronchiolitis of varying severity, therefore, when looking for a clinic and a doctor who can help you, you should pay attention to the possibility of treatment in Israel, the cost of treatment in Israeli clinics is comparable to treatment in private medical institutions in Ukraine, prices for many procedures and drugs in Israel is lower than in Europe or the USA.
Therapy for bronchiolitis includes:
- drug treatment, including antiviral, antibacterial drugs , bronchodilators and mucolytics;
- in some cases oxygen therapy may be required;
- physiotherapy treatments such as massage.
The choice of appropriate drugs is pulmonologist, based on the severity of the disease, the patient's condition, his age and other factors.
Pulmonology in Israel
In the treatment of bronchiolitis, it is important to timely and correctly leave the diagnosis and begin the appropriate treatment, for this it is important the quality of the diagnostic procedures, in which not only the experience of a specialist plays an important role, but also the availability of modern equipment and technologies. Israeli clinics can offer the most advanced methods of research and treatment of diseases, the cost of which does not exceed the cost of similar procedures in other countries.
BK MEDICAL LOGISTIC specialists will help you to choose the most suitable clinic and pulmonologist who successfully treats bronchiolitis. When contacting our company, a patient will be able to receive comprehensive assistance related to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, thanks to which patients from Ukraine will be able to receive first-class medical care in the best clinics in Israel at an affordable cost.