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    Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi.   It may develop

suddenly, following a head cold (acute bronchitis), or it may persist or

return regularly for many years, causing progressive degeneration of the

bronchi and lungs (chronic bronchitis). Certain people are more susceptible

than others; Men are more of a target to bronchitis than women, out

numbering them 10 to 1 -- the reasons are unclear.   Of course smokers are

50 times more likely to get chronic bronchitis than non-smokers.   Acute

bronchitis is a bacteria or virus infection, often following a cold

smoking. People who have acute bronchitis usually have a mild fever,

soreness under breast bone, irritated by coughing.   First they have a dry

cough then the cough later brings up green and yellow mucus. The cough may

persist to 4 to 6 weeks.   Chronic bronchitis is produced by other chronic

problem: sinusitis, smoking, TB, etc. The Bronchi becomes thick, inelastic,

and accumulate mucus and pus in lower part of lungs instead of bringing

discharges up and out. The result is chronic cough, shortness of breath,

sometimes spasm, and frequent infection.

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    In acute bronchitis, the basic symptoms are a head cold, fever and

chills, running nose, aching muscles and possibly back pains. This is soon

followed by the obvious persistent cough.   At first the cough is dry and

racking and eventually becomes phlegmy.   The persistent cough is worse at

night than during the day, and when the person breathes in smoke and fumes.

    The main symptoms most recognized in chronic bronchitis is, again, a

cough, with sputum, often occurring in paroxysms.   Other symptoms in

chronic bronchitis are dependant on how much, or how...


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