Bronchitis is a lung disease. When having Bronchitis it can become harder to breathe. It becomes hard for air to pass in and out your lung.
Causes: Usually is caused by viruses, can be with or follow a cold or other respiratory. Can also be spread if you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes after coming into contact with respiratory fluids from an infected person. Smoking (even for a short time), being around tobacco smoke, chemical fumes (for a long time), other pollution (for a long time)
Normally starts with a dry cough, but then when starts inflammation.... It may have:
A cough that may bring up white, yellow or green mucus
Usually a mild fever
Shortness of breath
Feeling sore/tightness in the chest
Being diagnosed: The doctor will recommend that you drink lots of fluids, get rest, and may suggest taking a prescription of cough medicine to relieve your symptoms. But since antibiotics only work against bacteria, and not viruses the doctor may not prescribe an antibiotic.
Avoid cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke increases your risk of chronic bronchitis.
Get vaccinated. Many cases of acute bronchitis result from influenza, a virus. Getting a yearly flu vaccine can help protect you from getting the flu. You may also want to consider vaccination that protects against some types of pneumonia.
Wash your hands. To reduce your risk of catching a viral infection, wash your hands frequently and get in the habit of using hand sanitizers.