Asthma and Bronchitis are two different inflammatory airway respiratory disorders. Acute bronchitis is inflammation of lining of the airways caused by viral or bacterial infections. Asthma is an inflammatory condition that tightens muscles around the airways and swelling that results in narrowing of airways. The condition of asthma and acute bronchitis occurring together is Asthmatic Bronchitis.
Tobacco smoke, pollution, chemicals, weather changes, viral or bacterial infections, allergens, strong emotions (as laughing or crying), and certain medications are some of the factors that trigger Asthmatic Bronchitis.
Some of the symptoms of Asthmatic Bronchitis:
Discomfort in chest
Excess mucus production
Shortness of breath
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of severe breathing difficulty, pale or blue lips, increased heart rate and chest pressure.