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How Long Could It Take To Develop Chronic Bronchitis From Smoking
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
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more
Can you tell me if it's possible for a 17 year old male to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking ganja once?
Unlikely: chronic means for a long time. It probably would take multiple episodes of smoking ganja in order to develop chronic bronchitis. You might get acute bronchitis, which is a sudden development of bronchitis, that could be caused by irritation to your bronchi from the ingredients in the smoke. This should however resolve if you dont continue to smoke. ...Read more
Can you tell me is it humanly possible for a 17 year old male to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking weed once?
Maybe not: It does indeed sound unlikely....Unless the weed was contaminated with something that set you up to have respiratory problems. If the resp system is your weak system then after one infection you may be more susceptible to recurrent infections. I do have great success with chinese medicine so you may want to see a chinese medicine practitioner for more help....Or a pulmonologist as well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Until you treat it: Most of us get bronchitis which is present in every chest cold or upper respiratory infection. These usually last onlyl for 3 to 5 days. Hence, some doctors are penalized if they use antibiotics before giving the bronchitis a chance to run its course. These are usually viral and antibiotics won't help and will make things worse in the long haul. ...Read more
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