Bronchitis: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the primary causes of chronic bronchitis? What is the difference between emphysema and chronic bronchitis? What are the most common symptoms of chronic bronchitis? How do I know when to get help from a health care professional? How serious is chronic bronchitis?

How Is Chronic Bronchitis Treated?

When you visit your healthcare professional, he or she will ask you about your symptoms before diagnosing the condition and conducting any tests. Are you coughing up mucus? Do you smoke cigarettes? Do you have difficulty breathing? Does your chest feel tight?

Who Gets Chronic Bronchitis?

According to the American Lung Association, chronic bronchitis affects approximately 5.4 percent of the population, or 14.2 million people, in the United States. The condition has been slightly more prevalent in men than in women, but chronic bronchitis affects people of all ages. The highest incidence rate has been found in people over 50 years old.

What is Chronic Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a form of lung disease that interferes with the lungs’ ability to move enough air in and out. In chronic bronchitis, the airways have become permanently swollen, which narrows them and may cause coughing and heavy mucus. This swelling in the airways is usually a response to irritants, such as tobacco smoke. Chronic bronchitis can lead to repeated lung infections.

Pneumonia: Mini-Glossary

Aspiration, Alveolar macrophages, Alveoli, Biopsy, Bronchi, Bronchial pneumonia, Bronchioles, Bronchoconstriction, Bronchodilator, Cilia, Expiration, Inspiration, Irritant, Lobar Pneumonia…

Who Gets Pneumonia?

The elderly, infants and young children, and individuals with underlying health problems, such as chronic bronchitis, diabetes and congestive heart failure, are considered at high risk for pneumonia. People who have diseases that impair the immune system, such as AIDS, are especially susceptible to pneumonia.

What Is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an inflammation of one or both of the lungs caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. The word “community” means that the infection was not contracted while the patient was in the hospital.

Amoxicillin for Injection or Infusion

our medicine contains the active substance amoxicillin (as amoxicillin sodium), which is one of a group of medicines called “penicillins”. These medicines are also known as “antibiotics” and they work by killing the bacteria that cause infections.