Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis
Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis: Introduction
The types and severity of symptoms of acute bronchitis vary between individuals depending on a variety of factors, such as age, general health, medical history, and the presence of complications. Acute bronchitis is the result of a viral or bacterial infection, which causes inflammation of the airways of the lungs. This results in typical symptoms that include shortness of breath, especially with exertion, and a loose cough that produces large amount of phlegm or mucus. People with acute bronchitis may also have wheezing (a whistling sound made with breathing), fever, fatigue, and chest tightness or pain that occurs with coughing.
A serious complication of acute bronchitis is the development of pneumonia, which can be life threatening in some people. People at risk for developing pneumonia include infants, the elderly, smokers, and people who have other respiratory diseases, such as asthma or emphysema. Symptoms of pneumonia include shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, fatigue.
People who have repeated episodes of acute bronchitis may develop asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD, a serious ongoing and progressive lung disease....more about Acute Bronchitis »
Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis
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Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Acute Bronchitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
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are indeed Acute Bronchitis symptoms.