What Is The Effect Of Bronchitis With Pregnancy?
My doctor has a history of bronchotics. Does it affect pregnancy?
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First of all, I want to confirm in advance, do you mean you have had bronchitis and are now cured?
Bronchitis itself has 2 types, acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is mostly caused by an infection (most often a viral infection) and this type of bronchitis can heal completely (if caused by a virus) or with antibiotics (if caused by bacteria), and will not cause certain damage to the lungs that can have an impact on later. If indeed the history of bronchitis you have is acute bronchitis and when it has been declared cured, then there will be no effect on your pregnancy, there is nothing you need to worry about.
Chronic bronchitis is most often caused by smoking. In chronic bronchitis there has been a certain damage to the lung bronchus which can cause symptoms such as coughing up phlegm to occur continuously. In the course of chronic bronchitis sufferers can experience a period of acute attacks, where the cough is aggravating, the production of sputum more, can also be accompanied by severe shortness of breath. When people with chronic bronchitis experience pregnancy (where the body's immune system will decrease), then acute attacks may be more frequent. If the bronchitis you experience is severe enough to cause shortness of breath at any time, then oxygen intake for the baby in the womb can also be reduced. In this condition, you should consult directly with your obstetrician and lung doctor.
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