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chronic bronchitis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Type of obstruction: Chronic bronchitis is a type of obstructive lung disease. It is characterized by cough and sputum production for approximately 100 days out of the ye ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
By definition, no: Chronic bronchitis is, by definition, not seasonal. It is defined as a cough that is productive of mucus every day for 3 months in a row. It is ofte ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Smoking...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of disease prevention as well as treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Prevent & Control: Prevent symptoms and further loss of lung function by getting a flu and pneumonia vaccine. These significantly reduce your chances of severe respira ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience 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 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 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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Exercise may, however, be limited by the severity of your condition and by other things going on with your health. You should discuss the specifics o ... Read More
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