Next-Gen

Bronchitis

In Glogpedia

by tonwhkl
Last updated 5 years ago

Make a copy Make a copy function allows users to modify and save other users' Glogs.

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Grade:
10

Toggle fullscreen Print glog
Bronchitis

PrognosisIn an average, healthy person, acute bronchitis typically clears up quickly on its own or with antibiotic treatment. Some people, including the elderly, infants, smokers or people with heart or lung disorders, are at higher risk of developing pneumonia from acute bronchitis

Signs and SymptomsCough that produces mucusFatigueSoreness in chestLow grade feverWatery eyes

Diagnosis To diagnose acute bronchitis, your health care provider will ask about your medical history, especially whether you recently have had an upper respiratory infection. Your doctor also will listen to your chest with a stethoscope to try to detect sounds of wheezing and airways clogged with mucous. The level of oxygen in your blood may be tested using a small device that closes gently over a finger. If your health care provider hears any suspicious lung sounds during the physical examination, or if your oxygen level is lower than normal, he or she may order a chest X-ray to check for pneumonia.

Bronchitis

sourcehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_a-z_detail.asp?AZ=12&Page=8


Tags

Comments