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can smoking cause bronchitis

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Maybe/depends,,,: Your h&h (hemoglobin and hematocrit) could be higher than expected due to the asthma as these indicate red cell mass and are important in oxygen c ... Read More
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Dr. Lawrence Tucker
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
Inportant Steps: 1. Keep hydrated: you should drink 8 oz of fluid every 1-2 hrs this helps to loosen congestion 2. Rest 3. Use a humidifier: keep it running all nigh ... Read More
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Dr. Melvin Morganroth
47 years experience Pulmonology
There : There are hundreds of chemicals in smoke that irritate and inflame cells in the airway. This leads to spasm of airway muscles and an influx of inflamm ... Read More
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Smoke is toxic: Both the heat of the smoke and the chemicals within it irritate the linings of the respiratory tract. It takes 10 years or more to produce chronic bro ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Stop smoking: Stop smoking is the answer. Many benefits from this including decreased mortality benefit with heart and lung diseases. You will feel much better too. ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Studies : Studies have shown that there are a variety of toxins in marijuana. It can vary with the type of marijuna used. Marijuana could be associated with y ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold tes ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Absolutely. Smoking reduces the number of cilia in the airway, the tiny structures that help to clear away airway debris, as well as produces the muc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Lung injury: Lung injury from smoking.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Partially: Smoking will make the bronchitis worse.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Smoking aggrevation: Acute bronchitis usually means you have an acute infection, but is certainly being aggregated by smoking.

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