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Description: Medically relevant promotional products from Nucleus are just what the doctor ordered. Physicians love to use our URAC approved, scientifically accurate tear sheet pads for patient education and compliance. Perfect for waiting room or exam room displays, with infinitely customizable designs. CALL for pricing information and samples - 800-333-0753.

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Medically relevant promotional products from Nucleus are just what the doctor ordered. Physicians love to use our URAC approved, scientifically accurate tear sheet pads for patient education and compliance. Perfect for waiting room or exam room displays, with infinitely customizable designs. CALL for pricing information and samples - 800-333-0753.

Product Specifications: 8.5 x 11 inches or 5.5x 8.5 inches; 50 tear sheets, two-sided information (full color front side, one-color back side), printed on white stock, sturdy cardboard back, detailed medical illustrations in color and continuous tone, space available for overprinting of contact information or product may be customized with new artwork or text (additional charge may apply).

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Bronchitis is inflammation of the air passages (bronchi) of the lungs. It can make breathing difficult and sometimes painful.

Acute Bronchitis โ€“ sudden onset of symptoms. This lasts only a short time and there is full recovery of lung function.

Chronic Bronchitis โ€“ long-term inflammation, obstruction, and degeneration of the bronchi. This is often the result of many years of cigarette smoking. This is a serious medical condition, also called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Asthmatic Bronchitis โ€“ intermittent inflammation of the airways in people with underlying asthma. This is most commonly associated with allergies or environmental irritants.

Irritative Bronchitis โ€“ (also called industrial or environmental bronchitis); due to chronic exposure to substances such as acids, ammonia, chlorine, minerals, or vegetable dusts

Causes

The inflammation may be caused by: Bacterial and viral infections Inhalation of certain respiratory irritants (i.e., chemical pollutants, dust), particularly in an occupational setting Smoking (cigarettes or marijuana)

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Asthma Chronic sinusitis Contact with a person infected with bronchitis Enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids Exposure to second hand smoke Malnutrition Occupational exposures to respiratory inhalants Smog, in susceptible individuals Smoking Viral upper respiratory tract infection (cold or flu)

Symptoms

Symptoms depend on the type of bronchitis.

Acute Bronchitis

Back and muscle pain Cough, initially dry, then produces mucus that may be thick, yellow, green, blood-streaked Malaise Runny nose Slight fever Sore throat Wheezing

Chronic Bronchitis

Bluish tint to lips and skin (in severe cases) Cough that brings up yellow-green mucus, often worse in the morning Difficulty breathing Swelling of the feet (in end-stage cases)

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam.

Acute Bronchitis

Tests for acute bronchitis are not usually needed. However, for severe or questionable cases, the following may be recommended: Blood test Chest x-rays to rule out pneumonia, a complication of bronchitis Cultures of nasal discharge or sputum coughed up from lungs Pulse oximetry โ€“ measures the amount of oxygen in the blood

Chronic Bronchitis

Tests for chronic bronchitis may include: Arterial blood gas (for levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and acid in the blood) Blood test Chest x-rays Pulmonary function tests or spirometry to evaluate lung function Pulse oximetry Sputum culture

Treatment

Acute Bronchitis

Treatment is aimed at relieving the symptoms. It includes: Aspirin or acetaminophen to treat pain and fever Cool mist humidification Expectorants or cough suppressants Increased fluid intake

In most cases, antibiotics are not necessary because the infection is viral, not bacterial. Antihistamines are usually not recommended, because they tend to dry up secretions, which can make the cough worse.

Chronic Bronchitis

Treatment is based on: Age Extent of the disease Overall health Past response to treatments

Treatment may include: Cool mist humidification Expectorants to loosen secretions Inhaled bronchodilators or corticosteroids Lung reduction surgery โ€“ removal of the most damaged part of the lungs (in severe cases) Lung transplant (in end-stage cases) Oral antibiotics and bronchodilators Oral or intravenous corticosteroid medications Supplemental oxygen

Prevention

To reduce your chance of getting bronchitis: Avoid contact with people who have bronchitis. Avoid exposure to respiratory irritants. Avoid passive smoke. Stop smoking or never start.

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