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How is chronic bronchitis treated?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Prevent & Control: Prevent symptoms and further loss of lung function by getting a flu and pneumonia vaccine. These significantly reduce your chances of severe respiratory illness. 2nd, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids can reduce the shortness of breath and prevent "exacerbations". Finally, exercise to improve clearance of secretions. And oh yeah, if you smoked, and haven't already done so, stop smoking!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Treatment...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as supplemental oxygen if the oxygen level in the blood is low. Smoking cessation is a necessary part of treatment. There is no cure but symptoms can be managed with therapy so see your doctor for specific treatment as well as diagnosis.

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If I develop chronic bronchitis, how will it be treated?

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 25 years experience
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 other underlying medical conditions.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is chronic bronchitis?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
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 year (not necessarily consecutive days). Usually the patient has shortness of breath and purulent secretions.

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