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Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi. It may develop suddenly, following a head cold (acute bronchitis), or it may continue or return regularly for many years, causing worsening of the bronchi and lungs (chronic bronchitis). Certain people are more likely to get bronchitis than others. Men are effected more than women, out numbering them 10 to 1. The reasons for this are unknown. Smokers are 50 times more likely to get chronic bronchitis than non smokers. Acute …

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…are not easily fixed. Bronchial dilator drugs may be given to the patient to un-block any such obstruction and physiotherapy will help the patient get rid of any sputum. Yoga and breathing exercises may help shortness of breath. Bronchitis is prevented by keeping good health habits and by giving instant treatment to milder respiratory infections. Living in a clean environment and not smoking or not inhaling cigarette smoke is the best way to avoid it.