6 measures to prevent the recurrence of chronic bronchitis

  Recently, the weather has been hot and cold, and the respiratory clinics of major hospitals have welcomed many patients with chronic bronchitis. They often have a cough at 2 to 5 in the morning without falling asleep, coughing white foamy or mucus sputum, and some patients are also accompanied by wheezing. If their condition is not actively treated, it often lasts for at least 3 months, and can also develop into chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and pulmonary heart disease. Therefore, in spring, chronic bronchitis should be actively treated, and life and diet should be adjusted.
  Pay attention to keeping warm: On the one hand, cold can reduce the defense function of the bronchus, on the other hand, it can cause bronchial smooth muscle contraction, mucosal blood circulation obstacles and obstruction of secretion discharge, causing secondary infections and aggravating the condition. Therefore, in spring, even if the temperature rises quickly, you should not reduce your clothes too soon. Sooner or later, you should pay attention to adding clothes to avoid catching a cold. When encountering a cold wave, you should reduce going out. When the patient is in remission, pneumonia vaccination should be given regularly to avoid colds and reduce the number of attacks.
  Get more sun: In addition to killing pathogenic microorganisms, the ultraviolet rays in the sun can also promote the synthesis of vitamin D in the body, thereby helping to increase the absorption of calcium. In addition to enhancing the strength of bones and muscles and improving cardiopulmonary function, calcium can also enhance the movement of bronchial cilia and promote the removal of respiratory secretions such as sputum. These are all conducive to the elimination of respiratory tract inflammation. In addition, receiving sunlight can dilate capillaries, promote hormone secretion, and effectively eliminate or reduce depression, which is very beneficial to patients’ mood improvement and rehabilitation. Therefore, patients with chronic bronchitis should spend more time in the sun. The time should be before 10 am and after 4 pm, each time about 30 minutes. In these two periods, the ultraviolet A beam in the sun increases, which is the most beneficial for vitamin D in the body. reserve.
  Dietary taboos: Patients with chronic bronchitis should avoid fried and non-fermented pasta. These foods are not easy to digest, generate heat and gas, help produce phlegm, and aggravate cough and sputum symptoms; avoid eating seafood, such as yellow croaker, crab, shrimp, etc. ; Too sour food should also be avoided, because sour taste will accumulate saliva and phlegm; avoid spicy, greasy, salty and sweet foods, so as not to irritate the throat and induce cough; you can eat more foods rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, because of vitamins A has a certain effect on maintaining the normal function of respiratory epithelial tissue and reducing cough symptoms. Vitamin C can protect bronchial epithelial cells, participate in the formation of antibodies, and promote inflammation. Sufficient protein should be supplemented. Soybeans and their products have the high quality required by the human body. Protein can supplement the loss of human tissue protein caused by chronic bronchitis. Drink more water to help dilute the sputum and keep the respiratory tract unobstructed. Drink no less than 2000 ml of water per day.
  Quit smoking: Patients with chronic bronchitis must not only quit smoking, but also avoid passive smoking, because the chemicals in smoke such as tar, nicotine, hydrocyanic acid, etc., can act on the autonomic nerves, cause bronchospasm, and increase respiratory resistance; in addition, It can also damage bronchial mucosal epithelial cells and their cilia, increase bronchial mucosal secretions, reduce lung purification, and easily cause pathogenic bacteria to multiply in the lungs and bronchial tubes, leading to chronic bronchitis.
  Cold-resistant exercise: Long-term torture of the disease will weaken the constitution of the elderly patients with chronic bronchitis and reduce their disease resistance. Therefore, patients should strengthen cold tolerance exercises and insist on washing their face or limbs with cold water in the morning and evening. After washing, rub their head and face with hands for 5 to 6 minutes each time, which can enhance the cold resistance of the upper respiratory tract and personal fitness.
  Soaking feet in traditional Chinese medicine: Chronic bronchitis is a common and frequently-occurring disease in spring. Its main symptoms are cough, sputum, and asthma. The disease has a long course and recurring attacks. It belongs to the category of deficiency of lung yin and weakness of spleen and kidney in Chinese medicine. In addition to treatment with Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, the “Sanzishui” foot bath can also be used as an auxiliary treatment. The specific method of “Sanzishui” is: stir-fry 30 grams each of radish seeds, stir-fried sesame seeds, and 10 grams white mustard seeds. Put them into the pot together, add an appropriate amount of water to boil, pour the liquid medicine into the basin, and fumigate your feet while it is hot. Soak your feet for 30 minutes after the water temperature is right. If the water temperature is low, add more hot water, twice a day, a course of 10 days. The prescription can clear the lungs and promote dampness, relieve cough and resolve phlegm, promote blood circulation, promote blood circulation, and invigorate the spleen by fumigating the acupoints on the spleen meridian of foot Taiyin and kidney meridian of foot shaoyin.