When you have a disability or chronic illness, one of the most important things you can do is to learn as much as you can about it. The more you know, the easier it should be to get a handle on those days when you feel like it is a constant battle and you are not sure you are winning.
Knowing the language or words that go with COPD/Asthma is a great way to start or to continue to refresh a person’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the lifelong health companion which we are dealing with.
With all that in mind, let’s discuss ‘Bronchi’.
‘Bronchi’ is plural for ‘bronchus’ and are the two large tubes or airways which lead from your trachea to your lungs. Once it arrives to the lungs the ‘bronchi’ further divides into the ‘bronchioles’ and the ‘alveoli’.
The ‘bronchi’ are lined by ciliated columnar cells and mucus cells which are designed to rid the lungs of particulate debris and are encased in muscle and cartilage.
Each ‘bronchi’ has a wall consisting of three layers – an outer dense fibrous tissue reinforced with cartilage, a middle layer which is a network of smooth muscle and the innermost layer which consists of ciliated mucous membranes.
The three kinds of ‘bronchi’ are called the lobar bronchus, primary bronchus and the segmental bronchus.
When a person appears to having an asthmatic attack, the ‘bronchi’ tubes are what become inflamed and swollen which in turn makes it very difficult to breathe.
We need to see the importance of knowing just what is going on when we have an exacerbation or an asthmatic attack, by knowing we can help the medical folks or family that may be there to help us through it. And today we refreshed or learned our minds about the importance of knowing the ‘bronchi’ and how it is tied to our COPD/Asthma.
NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember always that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer)
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(Information gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung diseases)