Cough Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath, Is It A Symptom Of Bronchitis?
2 years ago, I was sick with bronchitis and then thank God it was healed. And now I like to feel a cough accompanied by shortness of breath. Is that one of the characteristics of bronchitis?
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes of the lungs due to infection. Bronchitis causes complaints in the form of coughing, tightness, sore throat, nasal congestion, chest pain, and low-grade fever. Bronchitis that lasts for 2-3 weeks is called acute bronchitis, whereas if it lasts more than 3 months in 1 year and recurs in the following year, it is called chronic bronchitis. Bronchitis may recur, especially if the body is in decline, has another respiratory tract infection, is exposed to cigarette smoke, and is under stress.
Complaints of coughing and tightness can be caused by recurring bronchitis, but coughing and tightness can also be caused by other things such as:
Tuberculosis Pneumonia Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Asthma Rhinitis Acid reflux disease To confirm your condition requires an examination directly by a doctor. Given a history of bronchitis, I suggest that you check with your doctor directly so that further tests can be done to determine the cause of the cough and tightness you are experiencing so that you can be given maximum treatment. Examinations performed may include anamnesis, physical examination, and rigorous examinations such as X-rays and sputum tests. Meanwhile, the handling will be adjusted according to the results of the examination.
Some tips you can do:
Drink lots of water. Get enough rest. Eat healthy and nutritious foods. Regular exercise. Avoid stress. Avoid cigarette smoke. Avoid air pollution, dust and vehicle fumes. Eat little but often. The following articles are related to the topic of your question:
Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y