Learn about causes and symptoms of bronchitis, how it is treated, ways to prevent bronchitis and more in this section.
Learn About Bronchitis
Bronchitis is the sudden development of inflammation in bronchial tubes. It usually happens because of a virus or breathing in something that irritates the lungs such as tobacco smoke, fumes, dust and air pollution.
Bronchitis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
On average, the symptoms of bronchitis last only a couple of weeks. However, if you have a cough that won't go away, or if you get sick with bronchitis frequently, it may be the sign of a more serious disease and you should visit your doctor.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Bronchitis
Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor.