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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
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.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Don't smoke. Allergy: Do not smoke if you have been. Make sure allergies are not a confounding issue. You probably should have pulmonary function tests, pre/post bronchod ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Partial list include asthma, emphysema, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, mai, tuberculosis....Etc.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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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