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Is chronic bronchitis fatal?

Is chronic bronchitis fatal?

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 more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can chronic bronchitis be there when one has no cough at all?

Can chronic bronchitis be there when one has no cough at all?

Nope: Chronic bronchitis is a type of copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. By definition, chronic bronchitis is primarily characterized by a persistently productive cough. Therefore, if you don't have a cough, the diagnosis of "chronic bronchitis" should be questioned. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I think I may have chronic bronchitis. I developed a cough last year and it is back this fall. I do not smoke. What is the proper adult dosage?

I think I may have chronic bronchitis. I developed a cough last year and it is back this fall. I do not smoke. What is the proper adult dosage?

Don't think so: Chronic bronchitis is when you cough constantly and produce sputum. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001153/
if you had an episode last year and now again, that's 2 episodes of acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis. What's the best medicine for bronchitis cause I've been put on different medication and nothing is working?

I've had a cough for two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis. What's the best medicine for bronchitis cause I've been put on different medication and nothing is working?

COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually the result of smoking. If you are smoking, it is imperative that you quit and your doctor can help with this. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are the mainstay of therapy and other medications can be prescribed, depending on your symptoms. See your doctor for treatment. Antibiotics are only needed if you have signs/symptoms of acute infection. ...Read more

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Can a (relatively) dry cough still be associated with chronic bronchitis?

Can a (relatively) dry cough still be associated with chronic bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis.: Sputum production is the hallmark of chronic bronchitis. Sputum becomes voluminous and thick at times, and is always present in a chronic bronchitic. So a dry cough would not be consistent with true chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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Why does my chronic bronchitis make me cough up blood?

Why does my chronic bronchitis make me cough up blood?

Bronchitis: Hello, sometimes excessive amount of coughing can give you a little bit of blood streaking. But either way if you are coughing up blood, I would take that very seriously. And go see a doctor to get a chest x-ray done at least. ...Read more

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I had chronic bronchitis and cough for about 6 weeks... I began to get sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my back now every time I cough. Why?

I had chronic bronchitis and cough for about 6 weeks... I began to get sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my back now every time I cough. Why?

Excessive Coughing: Bronchitis leads to heavy cougs to loosen the build up in the bronchial tubes. This can strain the muscles of the chest, abdomen and back and just like over-exercising any muscle, these muscles become sore. It is intense coughing often for many weeks (My recent run was 10 weeks). OTC Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help improve the results of cough & decrease need to cough since each cough is more effective. ...Read more

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24 wk pregnant. Non smoker. I get bronchitis each year for 1-2 weeks. This year cough x 9 weeks. I'm concerned about chronic bronchitis. Am I at risk?

24 wk pregnant. Non smoker. I get bronchitis each year for 1-2 weeks. This year cough x 9 weeks. I'm concerned about chronic bronchitis. Am I at risk?

Not likely: "Chronic bronchitis" refers to a long-term degeneration of lung function occurring in mostly older people and most often in smokers or former smokers. I presume you are relatively young as you are pregnant. Have you discussed your cough with your OB or Primary Care Physician? ...Read more

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Could I have chronic bronchitis I have deep horse dry cough I tajes advair everyday doesn't seem to help the cough it worries me?

Could I have chronic bronchitis I have deep horse dry cough I tajes advair everyday doesn't seem to help the cough it worries me?

Multiple causes: First do you smoke, if so stop. If an albuterol inhaler helps, asthma could be present. Addition treatment may be needed. Pneumonia can cause a cough also reflux and some medications. You need to be reevaluated by you physician and if appropriate see an allergist or pulmonologist. Chronic bronchitis is unusual at your age unless you smoke. ...Read more

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I'm an non smoker and has been having a cough for over two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis and now I have a lymp node on my neck

I'm an non smoker and has been having a cough for over two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis and now I have a lymp node on my neck

See a pulmonologist: Unusual to see chronic bronchitis in a non-smoker, and that will not produce enlarged lymph nodes. You need to be seen by a doctor who specializes in lung diseases. ...Read more

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28 yo. Never smoked. Teach young kids. I get bronchitis once a year in fall and cough mucus 3-4 weeks. Could it be chronic bronchitis? How to prevent?

28 yo. Never smoked. Teach young kids. I get bronchitis once a year in fall and cough mucus 3-4 weeks. Could it be chronic bronchitis? How to prevent?

Not Crhonic Bronch.: The definition of chronic bronchitis is a productive cough with sputum lasting for three months for two consecutive years. You are probably experiencing acute viral bronchitis. Lasting four weeks is a little on the extreme side. You are exposed to kids and thus multiple viruses. Prevention is washing hands often and exposure occurs with hand to mouth transfer of the virus. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?

Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?

Something else: Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest a condition called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.a condition with no known cause. However a thorough clinical evaluation is required before this diagnosis is made. Need to consult a pulmonologist and/or cardiologist ...Read more

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When I was growing up, we just worried about cuts and scrapes. Now it seems my grandkids have friends with all sorts of conditions. Latest one is chronic bronchitis. I've never heard of that.?

Reduce Risk Factors: Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. A prolonged cold with coughing, asthma or cigarette smoke are risk factors. If there is a chronic lung weakness then these infections can become chronic. Antibiotics may be needed, expectorant and inhaler. Prevention would focus on reducing risk factors and strengthening the immune system. ...Read more

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Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?

Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?

No...: Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. The measures you describe are important to do, however, in order to slow the progression of the disease and to control symptoms of the disorder. If you smoke and do not yet have copd, smoking cessation can prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. ...Read more

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How can someone who has severe chronic bronchitis and coughs constantly continue smoking cigarettes?

Needs to quit...: Smoking will cause airway inflammation to continue leading to more rapid progression of the chronic bronchitis as well as worsening symptoms over time. Chronic bronchitis cannot be cured but progression will be slower and sxs improved once the person quits smoking. The smoker's doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Coughing for past 5 months. Expriencd chronic bronchitis too. For the past 3 days I have dark yellow mucus. What should I do?

Coughing for past 5 months. Expriencd chronic bronchitis too. For the past 3 days I have dark yellow mucus. What should I do?

See a doctor: Any cough that has been present for this long needs an evaluation. The change in the color of mucus could indicate an infection, but it depends on the cause of the cough, which is the reason to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic Bronchitis (Definition)

Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired, discomfort of the chest. Bronchitis is deemed to be chronic when cough with mucus are present most days for a ...Read more


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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more