What is bronchitis?

December 19, 2018 by esdoctors

Bronchitis is a respiratory infection that can be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses, the same that cause colds or flu, while chronic bronchitis, a more serious condition, is due to smoking. Symptoms may include: cough, mucus, fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, chills and chest discomfort.

Furthermore, acute bronchitis shares some symptoms with cold such as body aches and headaches. These symptoms usually improve in about a week, but it is possible to have a remaining cough for several weeks. Chronic bronchitis lasts some months and can come back during the following two years

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