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Does Bronchitis Affect The Healthy
Do you smoke?: Chronic bronchitis is usually the result of repetitive episodes of acute bronchitis or chronic irritants to the respiratory tract. The most common of these is cigarette smoke, or exposure to toxic fumes. Occasionally there are genetic conditions which create the risk of chronic bronchitis, but these should be discussed with your family doctor or with a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 28yr old male, 6feet tall, Weighing 71kg, with medium level of bronchitis. Can I gain weight in a healthy manner. Is there a diet chart?
Weight Gain: Gaining weight is something that can be a problem for people (not many, but some) and in order to gain weight in a healthy manner, typically you try and increase protein intake.Take in 70 grams of protein a day (gram of protein per kilo of body weight). Do not go overboard though (no more than 150gms) as this can strain your kidneys. Bronchitis? Asthma? That may result increased metabolism. ...Read more
How long should you wait to start riding your mtb after bronchitis? And is it healthy to continue riding when starting with a cold or flu?
Exercise and a cold: Hi, this is a very common question. When you are coming down with a cold or a flu your body needs all,the resources it has to fight this. So to continue to exercise will only make it worse for your body to do this. So give it a rest and recover quicker. Same as for training again after a bronchitis. Start slow and let your body pick up the losses it occurred during the infection ...Read more
Will taking probiotic supplements return appetite? Never really ate "healthy". Appetite gone for 7 days. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Frequent anxiety.
I had a cold that turned into bronchitis over 2 weeks. No fever but I've had night sweats the entire time even on days I've felt mostly healthy. Why?
Taking Z pack for bronchitis, I've taken it years ago fine but now I'm hesitant because of the side effects. I'm a healthy girl.What's the chances?
Chances of what?: what side effects are you worried about? And are those side effects worse than the complications of an untreated infection? ...Read more
I was told I have bronchitis but I've been getting headaches all day but when I get the headache I'm having weird vision problems and dizziness is it because I'm sick or should I worry no health insurance so going to a doctor is almost impossible?
You need to worry: The symptoms you describe are serious. Many cities big & small offer medical care for free. I would suggest that you call the nearest hospital, church, or even the Red Cross and see if they can recommend an organization that can help you. Also you can call the county medical society for help. Any of the suggestions I noted can be found in the local phone book. PLEASE get going. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute cerebral ataxia in (otherwise) healthy 7-yr-old female: could bronchitis 3 weeks prior be primary cause? Or is it likely head trauma?
Sudden onset deep chest cough with mucous, but no fever, assuming viral bronchitis? 43 year old otherwise healthy. Should I wait to see a doctor?
Do I have congestive heart failure, or allergies? I am a 36 year old female who has been in good health until 3 year ago. Then almost over night i get asmatic broncidus and neumona. I was sick for 3 months and during this the doctor said i had congestive
Better or worse: Sometimes bronchitis can resolve itself, particularly if it's caused by a virus. On the other hand, it can worsen leading to shortness of breath and possibly pneumonia. If it has been going on for more than 5 days, you should be evaluated by a primary care provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Drugs and rest: See your doctor. Load up on your antibiotics, get pleny of rest and plenty of fluids. Rest is one of your best treatmens but it sounds like you are not going to do that anyway. ...Read more
If bronchitis: it is probably viral, unless you are a smoker in which case it could be a secondary bacterial infection. Most of these cleaer up on their own, if you stop smoking, drink PLENTY of fluids and take something like Guaiafenesin to loosen up the phlegm and get it up and out. However, if you do not have a history of bronchitis it could be something else and you should probably be seen for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
What foods should I avoid since I have bronchitis? I know i shouldn't eat diary products but is there anything else I should avoid?
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