Will acute bronchitis lead to asthma?
February 8, 2007 7:45pm CST
I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis a few years back. However, when i had flu a few days back, i had breathing difficulty and it's also noisy when i breathe. My cough was uncontrollable which added to the difficulty in breathing. Is this asthma? What are the signs of an asthma attack?
1 Apr 07
Yes it will, if left unsupervised & cared for. But inorder for one to developed asthma, it is known more so as genetically transposed rather than sudden development from common bouts of bronchitis. I am asthmatic, but not the kind that wheezes so loud & gets a breather every hour or so. My asthma is trigerred more by changes in weather, allergies & stress. Observed the frequency it occurs in you, better yet consult a doctor.
2 Apr 07
Hi lonewoulfe, thank you for your reply. I would say that my bouts of bronchitis is triggered by taking in citrus fruits in excess. For example, if i were to eat bunches of grapes, oranges, lemons, pomelos for a whole week, my breathing will start to get heavier and heavier until i start to cough profusely. Thanks again lonewoulfe! - Lyn
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31 Mar 07
Asthma can cause bronchtisis and vice versa. I have asthmatic bronchtisis on a regular basis. It's just part of my life. I have known people who never had asthma until after they had contagious bronctisis but I've also known some who have had asthma all their lives but bronctisis isn't part of it. They often go hand in and hand but you can have one without the other. It's best though to get into a doctor right away. Breathing is nothing to take chances with. They can do things to help make it easier for you.
2 Apr 07
Hi emeraldisle, thank you for such a thoughtful reply to my post. I got bronchitis for the first time when i worked with my previous company and the MD was a chain smoker. I've never thought i'll get it because i was an athlete & a musician so breathing is very important. It frustrates me when i think back. I should have sued him for a profit!! *LOL* - Lyn