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Is chronic bronchitis curable

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
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
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or copd. It is usually caused by smoking and it is chronic, not seasonal. There ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No cure: Just management , stop smoking, breathing treatments, allergy treatments and steroids can be used to help.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. It is usually a result of smoking. There is no infection present in chronic bronchitis. Smoking cessation is imp... Read More
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a slowly progressive and incurable disease. Treatments are aimed at controlling symptoms and decreasing airway ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unusual: Consult with pulmonologist, about congenital diseases or lungs malformations.

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