One of the most important things to do when you have a disability or chronic illness 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 of 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 we are dealing with.
Always remember, the more you know the better it will be in dealing with all that is involved with a chronic illness.
We are at a point of rewinding back to the beginning, which we began running just about a year ago. Rewinding and repeating is many times necessary as a reminder of many of both the little and big things that matter when fighting a nasty disease like COPD or Asthma.
With that, we rewind to the word ‘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.
Remember always that without breathing a person can be without life itself.
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 by a reliable physician or pulmonologist.
With that, we bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
(Copyright@2018, CrossDove Writer)
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.
(Information used was gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung issues. Images used, are done so by permission from yahoo.com and/or google.images.com.)