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There are two forms of bronchitis, the acute and the chronic bronchitis. The most common of the two is the acute bronchitis form. This is the result of an infection with a virus or bacteria. Acute bronchitis is in most of the cases a consequence of an infection in the upper respiratory system. To actually understand bronchitis, we must know what part of our body it affects and how. Well, bronchitis is a respiratory infection, in which the bronchial tubes become inflated. This is bronchitis. This membrane swallows constantly and it grows thicker every day, making it hard for air to get to your lungs. The acute form of bronchitis lasts about two months. The chronic bronchitis can last up to two years. In this interval, you will suffer from bronchitis, feel better and than develop it again, as this form of bronchitis is recurrent. There is a third type of bronchitis as well, asthmatic bronchitis. This happens only in people who suffer from asthma and the develop bronchitis. Smoking can also be a problem for you. If you develop bronchitis and you are a smoker, the recovery will be much harder. Acute bronchitis has many different symptoms, like cough, fever, sore throat, chills and you might sometimes have some problems breathing when suffering from acute bronchitis. The cough is the most common symptom for acute bronchitis. The second type of bronchitis, chronic bronchitis has almost the same symptoms as acute bronchitis, but the cough is persistent and it produces a mucus colored yellow or green. The period of coughing in chronic bronchitis is also longer, about three months. You might also loose your breath once in a while when suffering from chronic bronchitis. As bronchitis is a disease that has consequences, a doctor must called as soon as possible. He/ she will give you the proper bronchitis treatment. However, there is reason for concern in some of the following cases: - if your cough becomes persistent and you have chest pain; - having bronchitis symptoms for more than one and a half weeks; - the mucus produced by the cough has a darker color; - if you have another lung problem and develop bronchitis, you might have serious complications; The treatment for bronchitis is simple and available for everybody. It depends on what type of bronchitis you have. However, if besides the bronchitis symptoms you cough blood or the symptoms for bronchitis are very severe, a doctor should be seen right away.


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