Chronic Bronchitis CAN Be Defeated Without Drugs
Including Asthmatic Bronchitis or Bronchial Asthma
Recommended Program - No More Bronchitis
The main points to this page are that
- Bronchitis can be beaten.
- How to beat it so you do not keep getting it over and over again.
- When you have bronchitis your breathing system gets smaller.
- To live as long and as healthy as possible you need to offset that "shrinkage" with specific breathing exercises, techniques, proper digestion, and diet you will learn in our No More Bronchitis Program.
- Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the primary Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Asthma is either related or mistaken for bronchitis in many instances. Focusing on bronchitis the way we do will also help relieve asthma. The instructions with the Fundamentals video 176 will explain that.
This all can be remedied or avoided by learning how to develop your breathing naturally and keeping it that way.
Chronic bronchitis is the most common condition in the category of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has been estimated that 14 to 15 million persons in the United States have COPD and that of those, 12 million have chronic bronchitis. Although emphysema is sometimes considered synonymous with COPD, it accounts for only a minority of patients with COPD; indeed, it is often seen in conjunction with chronic bronchitis. It is also worth noting that unlike chronic bronchitis, emphysema is a pathologic rather than a clinical diagnosis.
Chronic bronchitis is an infectious condition. Lowered immunity from poor diet, prolonged stress, bacteria transferred from other humans, UNDIGESTED Foods, POOR Elimination, and MANY Cough Suppressants (hide cause and deal only with symptoms) , Antibiotics (kill friendly bacteria that staves off lung infections), weakened immune system , Toxicity that hinders lungs function and invites accumulation of cellular debris, smoking.
It worsens over years and will not go away on its own. The person becomes increasingly open to infections which further weaken the immune system, possibly becoming life threatening. Antibiotics taken help less and less as they destroy the healthy bacteria and allow the recurrence of unhealthy bacteria, inviting the return of bronchitis.
Acute bronchitis , inflammation of the bronchial tree, is generally almost as self limiting, like a bad chest cold, with eventual subsiding to undetectable levels. I say "undetectable" because the shrinkage of the breathing system tends to invite further episodes. This shrinking, surfactant (mucus type lining of alveoli) compromise, and or reduction in expansion/contraction flexibility is hard to detect. One way to measure it is by regularly taking the breathing tests plus the rib expansion test and a few others included in the manual. The results of which can be logged in an electronic medical record. Or if you are a singer you may notice occasionally or frequently that you are having trouble reaching high notes or low tone sustains.
Repeated bouts of bronchitis yearly or more often indicate the chronic type that includes accelerated shrinkage.
Acute Bronchitis symptoms like a deep chest cold, slight fever; inflammation, weak voice, limited speech, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, lung and body aches; hacking dry cough or mucus producing cough.
Chronic bronchitis and/or asthmatic bronchitis: bronchial tubes become inflamed, and mucus becomes thicker and more profuse: difficult breathing and shortness of breath from clogged airways: repeated attacks of acute bronchitis: chest congestion: mucus producing and wheezing that lasts for several weeks or more: fatigue, weakness and weight loss; low grade lung infection, general malaise. Trouble reaching high notes or low tone sustains while singing may be an indicator of pending trouble.
Poor breathing balance & coordination, high mucus forming and acid forming diet; suppressive "cold preparations"; lack of exercise inviting poor circulation; smoking; air-born toxins; immunity weakness, stress and fatigue.
Insufficient activity encourages poor respiration and elimination. Toxins build up in the lungs and colon and create tension, exhaustion, skin and hair problems, and pale complexion. Complexion often changes within minutes after breathing is improved.
Cough suppressants? Avoid cough suppressants. Coughing helps get rid of mucus. Wet coughing is productive coughing.
Chronic coughing will cause loss of shortness of breath that will not be recovered without specific techniques and exercises such as those contained in the Secrets of Optimal Natural Breathing Manual.
Background: Despite the findings in controlled trials that antibiotics provide limited benefit in the treatment of acute bronchitis, physicians frequently prescribe antibiotics for acute bronchitis. The aim of this study was to determine whether certain patient or provider characteristics could predict antibiotic use for acute bronchitis in a system where antibiotic use had already been substantially reduced through quality-improvement efforts.
Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed in an academic family medicine training center that had previously instituted a quality-improvement project to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis. Patients who had acute bronchitis diagnosed during an 18-month period and who had no other secondary diagnosis for respiratory distress or a condition that would justify antibiotics were selected from a computerized-record database and included in the study (n = 135). Charts were reviewed to document patient symptoms, physical findings, provider and patient characteristics, and treatment.
Results: Thirty-five (26%) patients received antibiotics for their acute bronchitis. Adults were more likely to receive antibiotics than children (34% vs 3%, P < .001). Analysis of 20 different symptoms and physical findings showed that symptoms and signs were poor predictors of antibiotic use. Likewise, no significant differences were found based on prescribing habits of individual providers or provider level of training.
Conclusion: In a setting where antibiotic use for acute bronchitis had been decreased through an ongoing quality-improvement effort, it did not appear that providers selectively used antibiotics for patients with certain symptoms or signs. Other factors, such as nonclinical cues, might drive antibiotic prescribing even after clinical variation is suppressed. [J Am Board Fam Pract 13(6):398-402, 2000. © 2000 American Board of Family Practice
Recommended Program - No More Bronchitis
In case someone happens across this website desperate for relief, and in the event they allow a post that isn’t trying to sell you whatever the heck is in that box.
I have been living with chronic bronchitis for as long as I remember. I can still remember coming home from kindergarten and being sat down at the kitchen table with a mask and a loud machine to do breathing treatments. I’ve learned just about every trick to get air in my lungs short of trying to drill holes in them. At one point I didn’t have it for years, I thought I out grew it. But I was still getting a respiratory infection nearly once a year and they just would not go away. I’d be coughing for months after still. Then a few years ago at 23 the bronchitis flared up so badly that just getting dressed in the morning used up every bit of energy I had because my lungs felt like they were the size of raisins. The inhalers only brought a few seconds of relief, the steroids didn’t seem to help, the cough syrup only seemed to numb my throat.
The thing that seemed to provide the most relief above all was humidifier that I kept in my room and dropped a few drops of peppermint essential oil into. My room smelled fantastic and I could feel my lungs slowly expanding with each breath of the cool steam by the next morning the inhaler I was puffing every two hours the days before was useless to me.
You can get a personal cool steam humidifier off Amazon for about $15 and pure therapy grade peppermint essential oil for about $8 for a bottle that will last forever. As a bonus peppermint makes a great rodent repellent since it is toxic for them. There are other oils as well that work and each with its own bonus effects. The mystery box this site is selling will run you $150 and I doubt that is with tax and shipping included.
If you are skeptical about my claims about the oil, you are an intelligent individual capable of doing the necessary research to find whats right for you.
I’m 26, I’ve never smoked a day in my life and yet I’ve had chronic bronchitis for most of it. My lungs are permanently damaged. I will continue to have flareups and respiratory infections, so long as I choose to not live in a hermetically sealed box, that will cause further permanent damage. No amount of breathing technique is going to stop the dust, or the pollen, or the secondhand smoke, or the fumes of whatever, or the viruses and germs from getting in to your lungs. And that’s just the reality of it. You may find a brief respite from it for years and years, but its not gone and it will be back with coughs so violent you can barely stand.
I’ve been diagnosed with both asthma and chronic bronchitis at different times in the past. Recently (past 6 months) my normal OTC hasnt been preventing symptoms well. Most of the day every day I have coughing fits and constantly feel like I need to clear my throat. This has always been solved by taking a 24 hour allergy tab (allegra) and using my albuterol inhaler if the preventative allergy med fails me. This is not bringing any relief. Not serious enough symptoms to worry about an acute asthma attack with high risk but sick of constantly coughing and feeling like my throat needs clearing. Any recommendations on additional/alternative preventative measures or other diagnoses that may have been previously missed that would cause these symptoms are appreciated. Even if it’s a EverdayHealth level of far fetched possible cause, I would appreciate any thoughts that may steer me in the direction of relief. 28 y/o caucasian F 5’8" 150lbs No other chronic conditions No drug/alcohol use No current tobacco use Former smoker/Last smoked 10 years ago Rx Meds: bupropion xl 300mg, sertraline 100mg