Symptoms of bronchitis
Acute and chronic bronchitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the bronchi - the respiratory organs that connect the trachea and lungs. Inflammation can occur due to exposure to viruses and bacteria, as well as under the influence of toxic substances, tobacco smoke. This disease is quite common, bronchitis in acute or chronic form occurs in adults and children quite often.
The main symptoms of acute bronchitis are:
- general weakness;
- excessive sweating;
- cough, dry and unproductive in the first days, which later becomes wet.
So as the symptoms differ little from the common cold, the diagnosis of bronchitis can only be made by a doctor based on the clinical picture. In some cases, it is recommended to take a chest x-ray.
Chronic bronchitis has a slower course of the disease, for a long time the symptoms may subside or worsen again, the chronic form of this disease is characterized by:
- prolonged wet cough;
- wheezing when breathing;
- increased fatigue;
- in some cases, fever or shortness of breath may appear.
Children and the elderly who have weakened immunity, smokers, patients with concomitant diseases, people working in harmful conditions are especially prone to bronchial diseases.
Diagnostics and treatment methods
There are several types of bronchitis, which are divided depending on the cause of the disease, the nature of the inflammation, the location of the bronchial lesion, the presence of difficulties with ventilation of the lungs, the duration of the flow to the primary or secondary, obstructive (bronchioles and small bronchi are affected), catarrhal ny, purulent, recurrent and protracted.
To make a diagnosis, in addition to examining and listening to the bronchi and lungs, other diagnostic methods can be used:
- blood test;
- for shortness of breath, bronchoscopy can be performed;
- sowing sputum on the microflora.
Antibacterial drugs, antitussives, mucolytics, antipyretics are used to treat various types of bronchitis medications, as well as inhalations and other physiotherapy procedures. Vitamins, phytopreparations can be prescribed.
Treatment of bronchitis is best done under the supervision of an experienced doctor, and severe forms of this disease are treated in a hospital setting.
Treatment of bronchitis in Israel
Pulmonologists in Israel treat various diseases of the respiratory system, including obstructive, acute and chronic bronchitis. If you doubt the diagnosis made by doctors in Ukraine, you can be examined in Israel.Israeli doctors will make an accurate diagnosis by examining the patient and a series of studies that will exclude other diseases - bronchiolitis, bronchial asthma, pneumonia and others, the clinical picture in which may resemble inflammation of the bronchi, if necessary, prescribe an X-ray, spirogram, bronchoscopy.
The cost of tests and treatment depends on the severity of the patient's condition, the presence of concomitant diseases. Treatment of chronic bronchitis in Israel has favorable prognosis - improvement of the patient's condition, getting rid of painful cough, shortness of breath. One of the advantages in the treatment of respiratory diseases in Israel is the unique climate, the ability to breathe the sea air, while the cost of treatment and stay in the clinic is lower than when receiving similar services in clinics in Europe or America.
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