Chronic Bronchitis. One form of COPD. Can often present with emphysema, though clinically, both conditions look very different. Both are caused by smoking, making cessation necessary. Chronic bronchitis presents with inflammation of the bronchial mucosa due to irritation, resulting in scarring and fibrosis. Hyperplasia of the mucous glands, goblet cells, and increased bronchial wall thickness all can restrict airflow. Late signs and symptoms can result in the "blue bloater" appearance.
The Aromatherapy Bronchitis Treatment: Support the Respiratory System with Essential Oils and Holistic Medicine for COPD, Emphysema, Acute and Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms (The Secret Healer Book 6) by Elizabeth Ashley, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T0BJ74U/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_NYP1ub09ACHVB
"How I Reversed My Mom's Emphysema" http://www.emphysema-treatments.com Details my mother's struggles and eventual recovery from emphysema and COPD. "Approaching the treatment of emphysema as if it is a pathogen introduced into the lungs by smoking resulted in improvements in only two weeks and a complete recovery in 17 months!" Read the amazing story combining logic with determination! #copd, #emphysema