How To Cure Bronchitis?
Hello. I want to ask. I did a lung X-ray earlier in the month. And the result was spots, the doctor said, I had bronchitis. And at that time I began to reduce smoking. And I diligently exercised, didn’t drink coffee, and didn’t even go home late. Then 2 months later I went to a specialist in, and I checked he said my lungs were clean and there was no bronchitis, but after I took an X-ray at a different hospital again I still had spots in the lungs. Already 3 times X-ray and the results are still the same. For example like that how huh? How do I get rid of the point in the lung? And how is the treatment. Thank you.
Thank you for the question.
Need to be clarified, are there still complaints that you feel at this time?
The habit of smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke can indeed be one of the triggers of the occurrence of bronchitis, namely inflammation of the lower respiratory tract that leads to the lungs. Not only that, bronchitis can also be triggered by exposure to other chemical fumes, viral infections, bacterial infections, as well as other microorganisms. In addition to coughing, bronchitis sufferers will generally also feel tightness or pain around his chest, fever, excessive sweating, fatigue, and several other complaints. In chronic cases, the patient's weight can drop dramatically due to this disease.
The diagnosis of bronchitis is made through a comprehensive series of examinations, not only X-rays, but also interviews, physical examinations, or other supporting tests, such as blood tests and pulmonary function tests. In this way, bronchitis can be distinguished from various other diseases whose clinical symptoms are almost similar, for example pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pleural effusion, and so on.
Regarding your question, the appearance of spots in the lung area on X-ray examination does not always indicate that your bronchitis has not healed. These spots can be caused by residual scarring in the lungs after bronchitis heal, or it can also occur due to inflammation around the lungs due to other factors. Without examining you and seeing the X-ray results firsthand, of course we are not authorized to conclude this. It's just that, in general, if no more clinical symptoms appear, chances are your condition isn't dangerous.
To be clearer, you should check yourself back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine, yes. Depending on the conditions, the doctor can later give you a different treatment. At this time, you should continue your healthy lifestyle so that your illness does not recur or worsen.
I hope this helps.