Ihave bronco spams what can i do?
My bronchitis, supous is an alergis of some bactirias but then ( my doctor) do not faund what it is. I wanted to know what may this to me?
Asked by Jennette Bracco 2 years ago.
Bronchospasm is a temporary narrowing of the bronchi (airways into the lungs) caused by contraction of the muscles in the lung walls, by inflammation of the lung lining, or by a combination of both. This contraction and relaxation is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Contraction may also be caused by the release of substances during an allergic reaction. The most common cause of bronchospasm is asthma, though other causes include respiratory infection, chronic lung disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), anaphylactic shock, or an allergic reaction to chemicals. The bronchial muscle goes into a state of tight contraction (bronchospasm), which narrows the diameter of the bronchus. The mucosa becomes swollen and inflamed which further reduces the bronchial diameter. In addition, bronchial glands produce excessive amounts of very sticky mucus which is difficult to cough out and which may form plugs in the bronchus, further obstructing the flow of air. When bronchi become obstructed, greater pressures are needed to push air through them in order to meet the body's requirement for oxygen. This requires greatly increased muscular effort. Breathing during bronchospasm requires more effort than normal breathing. The excessive amounts of sticky mucus caught in the bronchi are highly irritating, and often trigger coughing. Treatment of Bronchospasm Beta2-agonists relax airway smooth muscle and may modulate mediator release from mast cells and basophils. Beta-agonist inhalers (bronchodilators) act to ease symptoms of asthma by relaxing muscles surrounding the walls of the bronchial tubes. Most beta-agonist drugs are prescription medications. Those sold in the U.S. include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), bitolterol (Tornalate), isoetharine (Bronkometer), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), and terbutaline (Brethaire). While anti-inflammatory drugs, such as inhaled corticosteroids or cromolyn sodium, treat the underlying inflammation that causes the airways to react and narrow, beta-agonists only treat symptoms. Lots more info - like what to ask the doctor - at the link below: Answered by Bradford Bossi 2 years ago.