Acute bronchitis is generally defined as a sudden and serious inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. The bronchial tubes are an extension of the trachea (windpipe). They guide the air into both lungs. In the lungs the bronchial tubes branch repeatedly and end in the alveoli. Bronchitis is among the most common diseases affecting the airways and occurs most often in the winter months.
Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses in 90 percent of cases. Only in rare cases does a secondary bacterial infection follow the viral infection. Risk factors such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, cold and damp can exacerbate the disease. Acute bronchitis usually manifests as a severe cough that develops during a common cold. It is generally over within two weeks. Children and adolescents are more often affected than adults.
In some cases bronchitis can persist, e.g. if there is a pre-existing chronic disease. Older people or smokers are also at risk of the disease lingering. Chronic bronchitis is commonly defined as the disease persisting for more than three consecutive months over two consecutive years. In this case it is essential that you consult a specialist.
At PARI we have been focused for decades on all diseases affecting the airways. We would like to help you with our tried and tested inhalation devices: We aim to provide effective treatment of your acute or chronic bronchitis.
We have innovative products for patients who need specialist support in their day-to-day lives. People with chronic bronchitis may benefit from regular nebuliser treatment sessions. For example, nebulising salt solutions can help loosen the thick mucus in the airways making it easily coughed up. Sometimes this also aids deposition of Medications in the bronchial system.
As experts in respiratory products, we have devices that are suitable for treating acute and chronic bronchitis. We strive to provide targeted support for people with respiratory disease every day.
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+44 (0) 1932 341122