Differentiate between Asthma and Bronchitis .

1.Asthma and bronchitis are always associated with the respiratory system of the body.
2.Both of these diseases involve the bronchial tubes; they become restricted due to the inflammation and mucus production that occurs.

3.Bronchitis originates from an infection that usually occurs during a cold or a respiratory infection. The origin of asthma is not that clear like bronchitis. It is believed that there are two types of asthma according to its triggering factors. The intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of asthma.
4.Bronchitis can become an enduring disease that can progress through time which is termed as chronic bronchitis. However, it is usually curable while asthma is a permanent disorder.

5.The bronchitis symptoms involve wheezing, coughing, chest pain, fatigue, mucus production, and fever due to infections. On the other hand, manifestations of asthma are comprised of wheezing, trouble sleeping, breathing difficulties, and chest tightness.

6.Smoking can lower the immune system of a person, and it is also a potent bronchoconstrictor because of its component, nicotine. This risk factor is prevalent for bronchitis patients. The chances of having asthma increases if the person having a family history of this disorder are traced.

7.The complications associated with bronchitis are: asthma, chronic bronchitis, and various lung diseses. As this condition progresses, the more fatal it gets. For asthma complications, an attack of asthma will possibly constrict the airways which can result in the obstruction of its patency.

8.The treatment for bronchitis is antibiotics since the main cause of this disease is infection. Asthma is usually treated with inhalers, humidifiers, and allergy medications to open up the airways. 

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