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is chronic bronchitis curable

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diagnosis...: Chronic cough is a form of copd, usually related to smoking. The diagnosis is typically made by the clinical scenario, physical exam and pulmonary fun ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diagnosis...: The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is made via a physician's evaluation of the patient in conjunction with pulmonary function testing, which demonstr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Smokers lung: The official term for lung disease associated with smoking is copd. Chronic obstructive lung disease. There's two different elements to it. One is emp ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Usually not: By the time diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is made, there is usually scarring of the pancreas and decline in function of the gland. There may be d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in 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
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
It Should: Not be if you are under the care of a physician and taking your medications as instructed. Any health condition can be fatal if not properly treated, ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Nah: Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal. When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as c ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis.
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
COPD: Unfortunately this is not true. Chronic obstructive disease is a chronic progressive disease. However, the god news it is treatable and there are ma ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Sanabria
35 years experience in Transplant Surgery
NO: Chronic pancreatitis is a well defined entity characterized by the presitent inflammation of the pancreas with gradual destruction of the functional t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Generally chronic: Blepharitis is a common condition which often affects older patients. Oils secreted from glands within the eyelash margins begin to build up and irri ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of small airways in the lung, and has no treatment other than time. There is very good eveidence that the use of a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No: Emphysema is, by definition, a disease characterized by irreversible damage to the lungs. However, there are all degrees of emphysema and the goal of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Not always. This really depends on the cause--some chronic bronchitis is due to an infection, and the body simply needs time to recover. Some chroni ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Need more details...: "interstitial pneumonia" is not very specific term. This may be referring to something on a ct scan or perhaps a biopsy you had done. Occasionally, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious. It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Steckelberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Most of the time, acute bronchitis is caused by a virus. Influenza (flu) viruses are a common cause, but many other viruses can cause acute bronchitis ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: History, physical examination, laboratory tests, x-rays and specialized testing.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on the cause: Ild comes in many subtypes - a few - especially those related to smoking or that have an hypersensitivity/allergic component can be reversed with the ... Read More
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