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Asthma Vs Chronic Bronchitis
Progressive...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and it is slowly progressive. Treatments that can slow disease progression include smoking cessation and oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to qualify. It can be fatal but progression can be slowed with treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different Conditions: Bronchial Asthma is chronic Inflamatory disease of the airways&causes episodes of Bronchospasm causing cough,Wheezing&shortness of breath which is reversible with use of Bronchodilaters like Albuterol Chronic Bronchitis is inflammation&irritation of the airways and is irreversible even with use of Bronchodilatrs like Albuterol and it produces excessive mucus and cough persist more than3months/year ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did the chronic bronchitis cause my asthma? I had bronchitis for 3 months straight this year and asthma ever since. If yes, then how did this happen?
May be all asthma: Bronchitis lasting 3 months for one year is not chronic bronchitis. Without having all clinical data it is very difficult for me to determine what exactly you had for 3 months. Asthma may develop after infections of the bronchial tree, particularly after viral and certain bacterial infections. If you haven't yet, see an asthma specialist. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with both chronic bronchitis and asthma and was wondering what the early signs of COPD are? My asthma has been gradually worsening
Quit smoking: Even a single cigarette would impact your lung adversely so that's one thing you must do right now. The early sign of COPD is that your airway obstruction has become irreversible but I think you are still at an age when stopping smoking may reverse the trend. Smoking also reduces your airway's response to inhaled steroid as well. Quit and you'll be glad that you did. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have just been to my doctor and was told i have early stage chronic bronchitis,i also have asthma,is it wise to go to work?
What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr.Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.
What kind of techniques can I do to breathe if the people around me won't stop smoking in front of me and I have chronic bronchitis asthma?
Not an easy answer.: This may sound insensitive, but unfortunately if the people that you spend time with do not respect you enough to stop smoking around you to help you with your health problem, then you may need to find other people to spend time with. Maybe mention to them that smoking will cause chronic bronchitis if they continue. ...Read more
Which of these are restrictive: obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema?
Restriction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully when you inhale. Restriction can result from fibrosis, or thickening, of the lung as with diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It can even be from something as simple as obesity or muscle weakness that keeps you from breathing deeply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I know obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema but what are the restrictive ones?
See below: Exam question? The interstitial lung diseases (there are many) like Interstitial pneumonias from collagen vascular disease or idiopathic, Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP), Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RBILD), Drug induced lung disease; also Obesity, Pregnancy, and Cirrhosis with ascites. Many others. ...Read more
Difference...: Asthma is characterized by recurrent, reversible airway obstruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both forms of COPD and are characterized by irreversible airway obstruction usually caused by smoking. Now, COPD patients can also have a reversible airway obstruction component and asthmatics can develop an irreversible component over time so there is overlap in this definition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc says I've chronic bronchitis but I have no cough or sputum production my full pred.Value spirometry was 83% could it be late onset asthma ?
PFT report: If you have a copy of the report, I think it is a good idea to review it with your physician. The interpretation takes into account more than one airflow value. If you have a chronic cough and reflux, then also consider aspiration and bronchoconstriction as a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the basic difference between ipratropium tiotropium salmeterol inhalers? which one is more appropriate for chronic bronchitis with asthmatic symptoms?
27 y/o, m, chronic asthma bronchitis since age 4. Xray: patchy shadowing w/ calcific foci & fibrotic bands seen in both upper zones. What does it mean?
Ask the doctor: It is difficult to comment without seeing the film. Ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
I have chronic PE's, asthma and now I have bronchitis. My doctor just gave me Promethazine DM will it give me the same effects as Promethazine AC?
Chronic pansinusitits, otitis, bronchitis in 3 year old. Cf, IG def., obstruction, pcd, asthma ruled out. No smoke. Recurrent high fevers (105-107) .
Allergy?: The most common cause is obstruction of the sinus opening preventing sinus drainage. Thus the first order would be reducing the nasal congestion. Although the IG levels might be normal, the antibodies produced may not be and thus a post-vaccination antibody study may help assess this aspect. It is time for him to see an allergist-immunologist. Get a 2nd opinion if necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic/recurrent pansinusitits, otitis, bronchitis in 3 year old. Cf, IG deficiency, obstruction, pcd, asthma ruled out. Any ideas?
Please make sure: Your child is not ever exposed to cigarette or other smoke, even if its on someone's clothes. It could also be allergies. Consider having a pediatric allergist see him. Exposure to cockroaches or pesticides or mold could be a factor as well. Finally, in at least one case, a young patient of mine got significantly better drinking only organic milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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