Asthmatic Bronchitis

Asthmatic bronchitis (also known as bronchitis asthma and bronchia asthma) is the condition that people have when they are afflicted with both asthma and bronchitis at the same time.  As both of these conditions have a negative effect on the airways, they can be particularly uncomfortable and dangerous when combined.  Asthma can be a frightening  and unpleasant condition.  It causes the airways to tighten and swell, and mucus to clog these narrow openings, making you feel as though you are slowly suffocating, even as everyone around you breathes freely and easily.

More than that, there are a number of different asthma triggers, from strong emotion to physical activity to various allergens.

It’s difficult for a person with asthma to avoid all of their triggers all of the time, which can be particularly scary for parents who have an asthmatic child or toddler.

Toddlers, in particular, are in danger from the affects of asthma due to the fact that their airways are physically narrower than those of adults.  Bronchitis is an unpleasant disease in and of itself, and causes the airways to become inflamed as the body produces mucus.  Unlike asthma, though, bronchitis is usually caused by an infection that attacks the bronchiol tubes.  The symptoms of chronic bronchitis, however, can be the result of various irritants, many of which could trigger an asthma attack as well.

These irritants could be something along the lines of smoke, various allergens, certain kinds of weather, or smog.  The symptoms that people tend to experience when they are suffering from asthmatic bronchitis or bronchitis ashtma are similar to the symptoms for regular asthma, or regular bronchitis, though each is made worse by the other.  For example, someone suffering from asthmatic bronchitis could have trouble breathing, causing them to wheeze and/or cough, produce extra mucus, and feel a pressure or tightness in their chest.

If you think that you are suffering from asthmatic bronchitis or bronchia asthma, it’s important to visit your doctor.  They will likely perform some tests, such as a spirometry, that measures the functionality of your lungs, as well as, perhaps, a chest x-ray in order to view the general visible health of your lungs.  After these tests, they will likely prescribe a plan of action to allow you to treat the symptoms of your asthmatic bronchitis in the most effective manner possible.  Though asthmatic bronchitis is extremely uncomfortable and dangerous, there are methods to control it that you can discuss with doctor to lead a healthier life.