Homoeopathic Approach in Acute Bronchitis

Homoeopathic Approach in Acute Bronchitis

Dr. Rosario Pascoal  D’souza1, Dr. Sandesh Anandrao Kachare2

1Principal & Professor,  Dept. of  Anatomyy

2Reader, Dept. of Medicine

Address for correspondence;

Dr. Rosario Pascoal  D’souza

E.B. Gadkari  Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital,    Gadhinglaj,  Dist- Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.

Cell no 9850621779

E-mail: rosariodsouza14@gmail.com

Abstract

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is also known as a chest cold.

Acute bronchitis usually has a cough that lasts around three weeks. In more than 90% of cases the cause is a viral infection. These viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact. Risk factors include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust, and other air pollution. A small number of cases are due to high levels of air pollution or bacteria such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Bordetella pertussis.

Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years. Most people with chronic bronchitis have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tobacco smoking is the most common cause, with a number of other factors such as air pollution and genetics playing a smaller role

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common diseases. About 5% of adults are affected and about 6% of children have at least one episode a year. In 2010, COPD affects 329 million people or nearly 5% of the global population. In 2013, it resulted in 2.9 million deaths, up from 2.4 million deaths in 1990

Now a days there is a high rise in patients of Acute Bronchitis in our country. This article will help professionals to overcome such problems and consider the seriousness of the facts in Homoeopathic practice.  In this random study, 98 patients were considered for Homoeopathic treatment for over a period of one year, out of which 92 patients were recovered and the rest either dropped out or failed in recovery.

KEY WORDS:

Acute Bronchitis, Homoeopathy,Approach.

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