When the bronchial tubes or known as bronchi the connector, which also work as windpipe to the lungs become inflamed of infected, it will cause a complication called bronchitis. Although it sounds pretty simple, it is lot more complicated if you are asking what are the causes of bronchitis because the heavy mucus or phlegm that are formed in the airways could comes from your smoking habit, your diet, or even your lifestyle. It can also arise from a confused body system, when your body thought that your bronchial tubes is infected or injured it will release an agent to cure the condition. However, the agent may clog the bronchial tubes causing you bronchitis.
Bronchitis is considered to be an acute or chronic disease. Acute bronchitis is the type of bronchitis that occur after a cold or viral infection such as flu and it does not last very long. It consists of a cough with green sputum, chest discomfort, fever and usually accompanied with the shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis is known to last a few days to a few weeks depending on the patient. If the person are not a smoker and does not have any habits that are harmful to the lungs, it will take a shorter to heal.
On the other hand, chronic bronchitis is characterized by a persistent, mucus-producing cough on most days of the month and it is usually caused by the external factors such as weather and the quality of air you are exposed into. People who are diagnosed with chronic bronchitis usually have varying degrees of breathing difficulties and the symptoms tend to get better or worse off during different time of the year. The main cause of chronic bronchitis is the weather and the air quality that you are exposed to.
The main cause of bronchitis is the viral infection such as flu, weather and air condition. If you are infected with viral flu it is advised that you drink a lot of water and take a lot of rest, in order for your body to absorb the additional healing agent because if your body do not absorb back the additional healing agent, it will turn into phlegm and mucus. If you are a smoker, you are advised to stop smoking immediately at least until your bronchitis cured. If the problem persist, you should consult your local doctor immediately.