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What is the difference between Pneumonia and Bronchitis?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Aug 30, 2019

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A. Daniels

A. DanielsProfessor, San Diego
Professor, San Diego

Answered on Sep 11, 2019

Some may assume that certain medical conditions are the same as bronchitis and pneumonia, but these are different conditions. Bronchitis is the condition wherein your bronchial tubes which are responsible for making sure that your lungs will have a lot of air will be inflamed, so air will find it harder to reach the lungs. Pneumonia is not the infection of your bronchial tubes.

Rather, your lungs will be inflamed and infected. This can make the tiny sacs in your lungs fill up with water which can make it even harder for you to breathe. Both conditions may be caused by the flu or even a simple cold. A virus or bacteria can cause pneumonia.

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B. Rickets

B. Rickets

Answered on Aug 30, 2019

Bronchitis and pneumonia are caused by inflammation of the lungs. Bronchitis is more often viral, while pneumonia is bacterial. Bronchitis occurs mostly after middle age, and it cannot usually be prevented by those who are at risk. Pneumonia, on the other hand, can be averted by the appropriate measures. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi and can be either acute or chronic.

Bronchitis and pneumonia are caused by inflammation of the lungs. Bronchitis is more often viral,
Some of the symptoms of bronchitis include but are not limited to cough and mucus from the lungs. Pneumonia is an erythrogenic illness of the lung affecting the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is generally not accompanied by a fever. Some of the symptoms of pneumonia, on the other hand, include a slight fever, fatigue, and burning in the chest.

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C. Bernthal

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C. BernthalTeacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle
Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered on Aug 29, 2019

Pneumonia and bronchitis are different medical conditions that affect the respiratory system. Pneumonia is an acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms. Physical or chemical irritants can also cause pneumonia.

A person with pneumonia is likely to present with other symptoms such as fever, headache, chest pain, and so on. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs (the breathing tubes that connect to the lungs). It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Other irritants such as cigarette smoke can cause bronchitis.

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H. Barnes

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H. BarnesUnemployed, Barnes, Atlanta
Unemployed, Barnes, Atlanta

Answered on Jul 26, 2019

Pneumonia and Bronchitis are two medical conditions which affect the lungs. While there symptons are similar to colds and flus, they have many differences which set them apart from colds, flus, and each other. Bronchitis is when the airways are inflammed. It is caused by many things like bacteria and the environment around us.

Pneumonia occurs when one or both of the lungs are infected. It is also caused by bacteria, as well as viruses and fungi. The main source of pneumonia is through the air, when one sneezes or coughs. Knowing the difference between the two is critical to getting the proper treatment and feeling better.

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