In our unit of cells and systems, my class and I are learning about different diseases. Kurtis and I are doing Bronchitis. Other groups are doing other diseases, but I'm just going to focus on Bronchitis because that's the only one I know about.
Bronchitis is a disease that affects the Mucus membrane of the bronchi(The bronchi is located in the upper portion of your lungs. Some symptoms include Coughing(it is the main symptom), chest pain, wheezing, shortness of breath, inflammation of the bronchi, runny nose and chills. There are 2 types of Bronchitis, Acute and Chronic. Acute last for about 3 weeks while Chronic last for 3 months. If you have Bronchitis, most treatments are self care. Like getting more rest, drinking more fluids, and breathing in warm air. There are some medications, like antibiotics, cough medication and other medication. You can't protect yourself from this disease, but there are steps you can take to help. You can stop or never stop smoking, avoid second had smoke, dust and polluted air, and you can get the yearly flu shot.