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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Bronchitis (Overview)

Chronic bronchitis is a lung condition characterized by inflammation of the medium-sized lung airways. The clinical definition of chronic bronchitis is having a persistent cough that produces sputum three or more months in a row for two or more years.


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What is chronic bronchitis?

What is chronic bronchitis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
144 doctors shared insights

Chronic Bronchitis (Overview)

Chronic bronchitis is a lung condition characterized by inflammation of the medium-sized lung airways. The clinical definition of chronic bronchitis is having a persistent cough that produces sputum three or more months in a row for two or more years.


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How does smoking cause chronic bronchitis? And how long does it take?

How does smoking cause chronic bronchitis? And how long does it take?

Smoke is toxic: Both the heat of the smoke and the chemicals within it irritate the linings of the respiratory tract. It takes 10 years or more to produce chronic bronchitis in most smokers. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
Take ibuprofen for pain
Daily
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Can you please explain why fatigue is a symptom of chronic bronchitis?

Can you please explain why fatigue is a symptom of chronic bronchitis?

Oxygen deprevation: Fatigue may due to low oxygen levels , poor conditioning, and other related comorbidites associated with dz. There are pulmonary rehab classes at local hospitals that work with pts such as this to increase endurance. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of chronic bronchitis really an infection or is it a persistent allergy?

Are symptoms of chronic bronchitis really an infection or is it a persistent allergy?

COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is one of the chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or copd. It is not due to infection or allergy but it is usually due to smoking. Smoking cessation, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are important components of treatment. Patients with chronic bronchitis can develop infections or allergies but this is not the cause of the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
once
pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. What is it? I haven't smoked in 6 years.

I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. What is it? I haven't smoked in 6 years.

Bronchitis.: Chronic bronchitis is typcally seen in smoker, current or past. The mucous membrane lining of respiratory tract becomes more responsive by producing more secretions resulting in cough. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider a natural alternative to meds like dipsacus
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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Is there link to having chronic bronchitis for 9m few years ago & urinary TB now? Tb not conf yet but been suggested. Waiting on test results. 28f

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Is there link to having chronic bronchitis for 9m few years ago & urinary TB now?  Tb not conf yet but been suggested. Waiting on test results. 28f

Could be: Your so called " 9 month bronchitis" might actually be a TB infection of the lung and that ciould be the reason/link that now you are tested for urinary tb. Your doctor should know about your bronchitis history. In addition to the test that did to rule out urinary tb, you also should have some work up -including an imaging of the lung- and sputum samples to really rule out lung tb. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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