Treatment Of Bronchitis Based On Chest X-ray Results?
X-ray examination of the chest, shortness of breath, no cough, cast: shape and location within normal limits Pulmo: no visible gloom in both lungs, vascular streaks increase the impression of bronchitis
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Based on the results of your chest x-ray, it gives the impression that you have bronchitis. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs called bronchi. Bronchitis itself can be divided into 2, acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. The two have different causes.
Acute bronchitis is mostly caused by viral infections in the respiratory tract, although it can also be caused by irritation of the airways due to air pollution, cigarette smoke, or certain chemicals inhaled through the airways, and can also occur due to the entry of gastric juices and food into the respiratory tract. when choking. Chronic bronchitis is most often caused by smoking. Besides smoking, some of the causes of chronic bronchitis are recurrent respiratory infections and chronic infections such as tuberculosis, long-term and repeated exposure to substances that irritate the lungs such as air pollution, certain chemicals, dust, and the presence of diseases such as asthma, GERD, cystic fibrosis. , etc.
The severity of bronchitis can vary. In general, acute bronchitis can give symptoms such as cough with phlegm, fever, shortness of breath, body feeling unwell, feeling tired quickly. In most cases of acute bronchitis, symptoms can disappear on their own by avoiding the risk factors that cause airway irritation. If it is caused by a bacterial infection, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics to help with symptoms.
Chronic bronchitis has symptoms that are more or less the same as acute bronchitis, but symptoms must occur for at least 3 months, within 2 consecutive years. The severity can also be different, in very severe cases, chronic bronchitis sufferers may need oxygen supplementation at any time.
It is better if you return to bring the chest x-ray results to the doctor who examined you and ask for an x-ray examination for further management according to clinical symptoms, physical examination results, and your chest x-ray results.
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