Bronchitis is a common problem that can cause life threatening conditions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that around 8.7 million patients was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis in the past year. This makes up for 3.6% of the American population. They also report that in the past year, approximately 285,000 patients had emergency department visits due to some form of bronchitis. Furthermore, they also report that 614,000 patients with chronic bronchitis as the first-listed diagnoses was hospitalized for an average of 4.5 days in the past year. Another alarming statistic reported by Right Diagnosis is the fact that there is at least one death per day in the United States caused by acute bronchitis.
Causes of Bronchitis
WebMD reports that the majority of bronchitis cases are caused by a lung infection. They also state that 90% of these cases are viral in origin. Another vital element that can lead to the development of bronchitis, as reported by WebMD, is industrial pollution. While these elements contribute to the condition, it is also reported that the leading cause is long-term cigarette smoking. This causes an irritation in the bronchial tubes, resulting in the production of excess mucus. When the condition is not properly treated, recurring attacks can occur, which can lead to chronic bronchitis.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
Bronchitis can be either acute or chronic. When the symptoms of the condition are experienced for at least three months for a period of two years in a row, then the condition have developed into chronic bronchitis. Both of these types of bronchitis has the same symptoms, but patients who have been diagnosed with the chronic condition usually experience periods where the symptoms are worse than other times. Mayo Clinic reports that the symptom of bronchitis include coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath, discomfort in the chest area and the production of mucus.
While it is reported that the condition can resolve without medical treatment in approximately two weeks, it is still a good choice to see a doctor in order to determine the severity of a specific case. Should the condition not clear by itself, a doctor can prescribe medicated drugs for the patient in order to resolve the problem. Prescription drugs can include antibiotics, cough medicine and other types of medication such as allergy and asthma treatments. Mayo Clinic reports that patients with diagnosed chronic bronchitis can also opt for pulmonary rehabilitation in order to ease the symptoms of the condition.
With smoking being the leading cause of bronchitis, many medical experts that focus on bioresonance treatment therapy have started to treat the smoking addiction of patients in order to avoid the condition from developing further. A study that was conducted on a total of 190 patients concluded that bioresonance therapy is an effective treatment method compared to a placebo.
- 95 patients were given a placebo. The success rate after one year was 16.1%.
- 95 patients were given bioresonance therapy. The success rate after one year was 28.6%
Another study focused on the positive effects of bioresonance therapy on patients suffering from allergy conditions and asthma. Both of these conditions are directly related to bronchitis. During the study, a total of 213 patients were treated with bioresonance therapy and 87 patients were treated with standard medication.
- Bioresonance therapy posed as an ineffective treatment on a mere 13.3% of the participants, while the medication posed as an ineffective treatment on 24.2% of the participants.
- A total of 43.8% of patients that received bioresonance therapy were symptom-free after the treatment.
- A total of 31.9% of patients that received bioresonance therapy had a significant improvement.
- A total of 11.0% of patients that received bioresonance therapy found the treatment to be effective at some level.
A study that included 181 patients with allergic bronchial asthma also found the treatment of bioresonance therapy to be very effective. A total of 46.0% of participants had a significant decrease in symptoms, while 39.7% also found the treatment to be effective at some level. Patients who were treated unsuccessfully with medication also found the bioresonance treatment to be effective.
Bronchitis is a condition that effects the respiratory system. It can affect the quality of life of a patient. Several treatment options are available in the form of prescription drugs. Bioresonance therapy also poses as an effective alternative treatment method. Several medical studies have been conducted in order to proof the effectiveness of this treatment method.