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differences between emphysema and chronic bronchitis

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

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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Lung: Ask a pulmonologist. This question is too broad. We can have ground rounds on this question and not have an answer. As a pcp i try to help you based o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Holes vs. airway: Emphysema is a disease of progressive destruction of lung tissue, resulting in lungs that look like swiss cheese. COPD can result from emphysema (due ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Etiology...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways whereas chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually caused by smoking.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference....: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with COPD have chronic airway obstruction. There are other disease which can also resu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Bronchitis is COPD: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There are 2 categories within this emphysema and bronchitis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Category...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is one disease that causes chronic airway obstruction. So, chronic airway obstruction is the category tha ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
See below: Asthma is loud wheezing and difficulty with breathing.. Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes. There is a certain amount of overlap.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Location: If you think of your lungs as an upside down tree, the pneumonia is an infection of the leaves & twigs that attach them to the limbs. A bronchitis is ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Different entities: Sinusitis: inflammation (+/- infection) of the sinsuses. Eosinophilia: elevated levels of a specific type of cell in the blood. Bronchitis: inflammati ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
A lot: Asthma is spasm of the airways. Chronic bronchitis is chronic sputum production.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes except: All of the above conditions, except for pulmonary hypertension can be induced by allergies. People with asthma are more prone to respiratory tract i ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Respiratory : They are all related as our respiratory tract and affect each other
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Both cause: Cough, sputum, even occasonal blood, and are related to smoking, but bronchitis is another warning to quit, and lung cancer means you have acquired so ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference...: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and it is one entity that causes chronic obstruction. There are other diseases that cause chronic obstru ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Same thing: One is the acronym....
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Bronchitis is simply, inflammation of the bronchi whereas asthma is inflammation of the small air ways of the lungs along with increased mucous produc ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonita Wilson
44 years experience ADHD and Autism
Airway Inflamation: Both asthma and bronchitis involve inflammation of the airway. Asthma is a chronic recurring condition that is provoked by a variety of stimuli includ ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No...: It has a far bigger effect on your quality of life, especially if you are a smoker. If you do smoke, stop, and it will prevent chronic bronchitis fro ... Read More

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