Bronchitis: psychosomatic in children and adults
Bronchitis is the most commondisease all over the world. They suffer from both children and adults. This pathology occurs due to inflammatory processes in the bronchi. Since these organs are the connecting link and allow oxygen to be delivered to the lungs, their role in the human body is very great. If you get bronchitis, do not ignore this disease. To prevent it from becoming a chronic stage, it must be treated in a timely manner. It is also extremely important to understand the threat that bronchitis has. Psychosomatics of this disease will allow us to figure out how to treat it. But let's talk about everything in order.
Causes of the disease and psychosomatics of bronchitis in adults
Of course, most often the cause of bronchitis isa common cold or flu. That is, the ORVI virus attacks the bronchi, then the inflammatory processes begin. Another reason for this ailment is banal allergy, which can occur on wool, dust, plant pollen and food.
Smokers often suffer from bronchitis. The fact is that cigarette smoke increases the production of mucus in the bronchi, as a result of which fresh air enters the lungs with difficulty. This as a result leads to hypertrophy of the mucosa and impaired bronchial cleansing. By the way, passive smokers are also at risk.
External unfavorable conditions, oftencause the development of pathology. For example, if your workplace is constantly in a smoky room or where harmful compounds are present, you can very soon become ill with a disease such as bronchitis. Psychosomatics also plays an important role, explaining the causes of this ailment. Often, bronchitis occurs on a nervous basis. Perhaps the patient has any hidden grievances and feelings.
Types of disease
In medicine, there are three types of pathology: acute, chronic and obstructive bronchitis. Psychosomatics have their own. Let's look at them in more detail.
So, how does acute bronchitis develop? Psychosomatics of the disease suggests that this type of bronchitis is the most common, and it occurs against the background of infection with viruses or bacteria. Most often, the symptoms of the disease are immediately apparent.
If acute bronchitis is untimely cured orin general, to treat it incorrectly, sooner or later it will go into a protracted stage. Chronic bronchitis, whose psychosomatic manifestations are intermittent, is exacerbated during the period of colds, that is, in the fall or early spring. The cough that accompanies the disease lasts the entire period, and no drugs and preparations can cope with it.
What is the difference between obstructive bronchitis? Psychosomatics here is manifested not only by inflammation, but also by spasm or narrowing of the bronchi. In addition, primary and secondary bronchitis is isolated. The primary form arises as an independent disease, and the secondary occurs against a background of concomitant disease.
Main signs and symptoms
The most obvious sign of bronchitis isstrong cough with sputum and mucus. But the symptoms of the disease in different forms can manifest themselves in different ways. Therefore it is important to know what signs are characteristic for a certain type of bronchitis. This will not confuse it with other ailments.
The most common form of bronchitis is acute. It, as a rule, is provoked by various kinds of viruses and bacteria. On the background of acute respiratory infections, bronchitis can be detected by the following signs:
- Cough. In the early days of the disease, it is dry, and in the following appears sputum green-white.
- Increased body temperature. This symptom is typical for both acute respiratory infections and acute bronchitis.
- General malaise, muscle pain, weakness.
These signs are similar to a common cold, namelyso most often with the appearance of such symptoms people refer to the usual malaise. Meanwhile, the disease progresses, the acute stage can go on to chronic or develop pneumonia, which is treated much more difficultly. Remember that the acute stage can not last more than 10 days.
If the cough continues for 2 years andis observed more than 3 months a year, then there is already talk about chronic bronchitis. At the same time, an increase in body temperature is not observed at all or occurs very rarely. Cough becomes deep and paroxysmal. That is, the patient can start it at any time, if he drinks a cold drink or goes out in the cold weather. During the cough, there is abundant purulent sputum. If, in addition, the patient has dyspnea, this is a sign of obstructive bronchitis when the walls of the bronchi are deformed or narrowed.
Only a doctor can diagnose bronchitisAfter he examines the patient and discusses the symptoms with him. But not always a cough can say that a person has bronchitis, so to make sure of this, the doctor can prescribe to the patient a number of medical procedures:
- Clinical analysis of blood, which determines the presence of inflammatory processes.
- Auscultation, when a doctor listens to a patient through a stethoscope. Thanks to this study, it is possible to detect wheezing and noise during breathing.
- Radiography of the chest is usually done to identify the chronic form of bronchitis.
In psychology, using a special table, you candiagnose bronchitis. Psychosomatics (Louise Hay, who has devoted many years to the study of this issue, is the author of this table) makes it possible to determine the psychological causes of the disease.
Features of the course of the disease in children
Most often, bronchitis in children occurs against the backgroundcomplications of other diseases, for example, laryngitis, rhinopharyngitis or ARVI. In children this illness is of a sluggish character. There is general weakness and an increase in temperature. Since small children themselves can not clear their throat, they swallow all the sputum, which is why bronchitis is accompanied by vomiting. If you find that your child has such symptoms, you should not do self-medication, but you need to contact the pediatrician.
To clarify the form of bronchitis the doctor will appointadditional research. But not in all cases in the acute form of the disease, children are prescribed antibiotics. Treatment is usually done at home with all the recommendations of the doctor. But if the symptoms are serious, for example, high fever, shortness of breath, then in this case it is better to hospitalize a child. Especially it concerns children up to three years.
First of all, a child who has bronchitis,shows bed rest and complete rest. It is also necessary for the patient to drink plenty of tea, mors, or warm water. In order to restore breathing, prescribe vasoconstrictors. If the disease is accompanied by fever, then antipyretic drugs are prescribed, which will correspond to the age. Also, expectorant and antitussive medicines will be needed for the baby.
When bronchitis develops in children, psychosomaticsmay indicate an unfavorable relationship in the family. If the treatment does not end with recovery, then in this case it is worth to dig deeper and visit a psychologist.
Treatment of the disease
Depending on the form of bronchitis, his treatment will bediffer. For example, in acute form antibiotics are rarely prescribed. The patient should rest, drink more fluids and, if necessary, take antitussive drugs. It is very important to treat the disease that caused inflammation of the bronchi.
As for chronic bronchitis, he does notis eliminated by antitussive agents, so it is not recommended to take them. In the peak period of the disease, it is treated in the same way as the acute form. But after the symptoms subsided, the doctor prescribes inhalation, physiotherapy and, if necessary, antibiotics.
Unfortunately, anyone can get bronchitis, and so that with you this does not happen, you need to take preventive measures in time:
- If you work in hazardous production, where smoke, fumes or a couple of chemicals are constantly present in the room, be sure to use a respirator.
- Stop smoking and stay away from smokers.
- If you notice symptoms of bronchitis, consult a doctor immediately.
- In time, vaccinate against colds during their acute course.
- Avoid contact with people who have breathing problems and do not infect others.
- Avoid hypothermia.
- Temper your children. This will help them to avoid bronchitis.
- Daily ventilate the room, play sports and strengthen your immunity.
Like many diseases, bronchitis, psychosomaticswhich was considered above, is an insidious disease, so timely diagnosis and treatment will help to completely eradicate it. But if everything is left to chance, then, of course, there is a great risk of developing a chronic form, which is much more unpleasant and difficult to cure. In case of appearance of the first signs of bronchitis, do not self-medicate, but consult a doctor. Take care of yourself and your loved ones!