When determining how long it takes to recover from bronchitis, consider the type of bronchitis you have. Many people come down with acute bronchitis, which is a dry cough that often develops after a cold or flu that typically goes away between one and three weeks. In some cases, the cough can persist for up to four weeks after it develops.
However, if you have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, there is no cure for the condition. That being said, there will be periods of fluctuation where your symptoms seem more subdued and when they seem more active.
Can you speed up the recovery of chronic bronchitis?
Though chronic bronchitis has no cure, there are some treatments available that can help reduce the symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing. The following treatments are often recommended to help reduce the symptoms associated with chronic bronchitis:
Medications used to treat bronchitis come in the form of pills or inhalers. Corticosteroid inhalers are one of the most common medications used to reduce the symptoms of chronic bronchitis because steroids target and reduce inflammation in the body. This can mean targeting the inflammation in the lungs and helping to expand the airways.
Oxygen treatment is often used when chronic bronchitis leaves a patient breathless during daily activities. Oxygen treatment can be used during activity, sleep or sedentary portions of the day, or whenever a patient’s oxygen level starts to decrease.
Cellular therapy treatment for chronic bronchitis
Although this treatment is not a cure for chronic bronchitis, cellular therapy treatment at the Lung Health Institute has been shown to help reduce the inflammation in the lungs. By using the patient’s own cells, we can help target and reduce the inflamed tissue in the lungs so our patients can start to Breathe Easier. Many of our patients have reported improved pulmonary function test scores and a greater quality of life since undergoing our minimally invasive treatment.
To find out if cellular therapy at the Lung Health Institute is right for you, contact one of our dedicated patient coordinators at (866) 392-4436. Take the next step toward Breathing Easier.