Chronic bronchitis is the most common disease of the broncho-pulmonary system, and at the same time the least studied, which is to a certain extent due to the presence of many factors predisposing to this ailment.
In the mechanism of development of bronchitis, many scientists assign the leading role to the infectious disease, as often chronic bronchitis is a consequence of undertreated acute. Continue reading
It is not difficult to imagine what would have happened if the smallest particles of dust, aerosols, various microorganisms contained in the air we breathe fell into the lungs. Very soon their delicate and extremely vulnerable tissue would collapse: after all, the wall thickness of the alveoli – microscopic bubbles – ranges from 0.1 to 4 micrometers. However, thanks to the system of protective mechanisms that stand all the way of the air stream from the moment of inspiration up to the alveoli, this does not occur, and the air enters the lungs sufficiently purified from harmful impurities and even warmed up. Continue reading