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airway obstruction associated with emphysema and chronic bronchitis

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Respiratory failure: The lungs eventually lose so much function that they can't support normal metabolic processes and supply oxygen which is one of the fuels the body run ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Copd: Bronchitis is inflammation of bronchi. Emphysema is breakdown and coalescence of alveoli.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
COPD Emphysema: Treatment consists of smoking cessation, bronchodilators, steroids, pulmonary rehab, oxygen therapy, management of exacerbation and surgery in selecte ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
No: Chronic bronchitis itself is not contagious. Sometimes the virus or bacteria that exacerbate a patient's chronic bronchitis can be contagious however ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
General anesthesia: With chronic lung, disease intubation (general anesthesia) can prolong the time the tube will stay in also situations like atelectasis (decreased lung ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Sputum :): In chronic bronchitis cough is very prevalent and typically productive of sputum. The classic definition is daily productive cough for 3 months out o ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Different symptoms: While chronic lung disease can have both these components one will usually dominate the picture - bronchitics will have lots of trouble with infection ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not much...: The outcome for both types of COPD is pretty much the same since both are slowly progressive and incurable diseases. The goal of treatment is to lesse ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: They tend to overlap, so most patients have a combination of both. Both are smoking related conditions & together are COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmo ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
There isn't any: in practice, although there are in theory. PURE emphysema involves only the small air sacs, which become less capable of diffusing oxygen into the blo ... Read More
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