Salt Therapy For: Bronchitis

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Salt Therapy is 100% natural, safe and drug-free, providing effective relief for people suffering from   bronchitis. It can be used as an effective complementary treatment. We have provided some information on your condition so you can gain a better understanding of what's happening in your body.

Acute vs. Chronic Bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation and swelling of the bronchi. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. Chronic bronchitis is usually defined as a daily cough with production of sputum for 3 months, two years in a row. In chronic bronchitis, there is inflammation and swelling of the airway lining which leads to narrowing and obstruction of the airways. The inflammation stimulates production of mucous (sputum), which can cause further obstruction of the airways. Obstruction of the airways, especially with mucus, increases the likelihood of bacterial lung infections.

Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a viral infection, but can also be caused by a bacterial infection and can heal without complications. Chronic bronchitis is a sign of serious lung disease.

Although in both acute and chronic bronchitis there is inflammation of the air passages, their causes and treatments are different. Acute bronchitis is most prevalent in winter. It usually follows a viral infection, such as a cold or a flu, and can be accompanied by a secondary bacterial infection. Acute bronchitis resolves within two weeks, although the cough may persist longer. Acute bronchitis, like any upper airway inflammatory process, can increase a person's likelihood of developing pneumonia.

Anyone can get acute bronchitis, but infants, young children and the elderly are more likely to get the disease because people in these age groups generally have weaker immune systems. Smokers and people with heart or other lung diseases are also at higher risk of developing acute bronchitis. Individuals exposed to chemical fumes or high levels of air pollution also have a greater chance of developing acute bronchitis.

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