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What is Bronchitis?
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What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a condition which is characterised by inflammation and swelling of the trachea and the large and smaller bronchial tubes that are in the lungs. The inflamed bronchi produce a lot of thick mucous, which makes the airways more narrow and make it hard to breath properly and also causes the coughing.

Bronchitis usually does not cause serious or long-term damage in most people, but it can cause complications in the elderly, young children, people who smoke, or those who have serious illnesses.

There are two types of bronchitis:


Facts about bronchitis


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  Last reviewed: 10 November 2007 || Last updated: 3 January 2009


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