Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. These tubes, the bronchi, connect the windpipe with the lungs. When the bronchi are inflamed and/or infected, less air is able to flow to and from the lungs and a heavy mucus or phlegm is coughed up.
Signs and Symptoms
A cough that brings up yellowish-gray or green mucus (sputum) is one of the main symptoms of bronchitis. Mucus itself isn't abnormal - your airways produce at least an ounce of normal secretions every day. But these secretions don't accumulate because they're continuously cleared into your throat and swallowed with your saliva. When your bronchial tubes are inflamed, however, they often produce large amounts of discolored mucus that comes up when you cough. Mucus that isn't white or clear usually means there's a secondary infection.
Still, these symptoms can be deceptive. You don't always produce sputum when you have bronchitis, and children often swallow coughed-up material, so parents may not know it's infected.
Other signs and symptoms of bronchitis may include:
- Respiration is somewhat raised
- Overall malaise and slight fever
- Continued cough which may bring up yellow-grey mucus (phlegm). This then leads to breathlessness and wheezing.
Homeopathy Approach to Bronchitis:
At Holypills Clinic we select homeopathic medicine such that it increases the adaptability of the immune system. These medicines naturally boost the efficiency of the innate immune system to fight against infection. This in return eradicates the need for antibiotics and inhalers.