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Chronic bronchitis life expectancy

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of th... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Yes you should: The severity of your various conditions will determine whether you qualify for disability. Often, the combination of heart and lung disease makes your... Read More
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Maybe: If you cannot work due these conditions, then you should apply for disability. Otherwise, you should work.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Consider other: Mild hyperinflation of the lungs may be caused by a number of conditions, including asthma. Chronic bronchitic changes would include the symptom of ch... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
COPD: A chest xray is not an accurate way of diagnosing COPD. Pulmonary function testing is needed. However it can be suspected by those xray patterns. Norm... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Very common: In children bronchitis is very common. The most common bronchitis in kids is asthma. Other causes are viral and rarely bacterial in children.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. Treatment usually consists of bronchodilator inhalers as well as steroid inhalers. Supplemental oxygen therapy i... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Avoid the cause(s): Cigarettes and pollution are the two biggest contributors. Stop one and avoid the other as much as you can. Treatment is symptomatic; bronchodilators... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Reduce inflammation: The only way to get rid 1 reduce inflammation 2keep your nasal passages draining 3 eliminate the underlying cause 4reduce the number of flare ups ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Avoid its causes: Almost all chronic bronchitis in western society is caused by smoking. Other causes include long term use of wood stoves without proper ventilation (q... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Many: Partial list include asthma, emphysema, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, mai, tuberculosis....Etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 25 years experience
Depends: This is a tough question to answer as there are may different treatments depending on the presenting symptoms. The triggers, prior treatments, and any... Read More

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