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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

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


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Can I exercise with chronic bronchitis?

Can I exercise with chronic bronchitis?

Yes: Exercise may, however, be limited by the severity of your condition and by other things going on with your health. You should discuss the specifics of this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how chronic bronchitis can be cured naturally?

Can you tell me how chronic bronchitis can be cured naturally?

Treat the cause: Bronchitis is usually temporary, and caused by a viral infection. If it is chronic, there is a reason - either allergies, or a sinus infection, or smoking or other irritants in the air. Sometimes there is an immune deficiency. If you don't want to use medication, you need to see a pulmonary specialist or allergist to find out if there is a treatable cause and deal with it. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more

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Of all the health problems, why would I get chronic bronchitis?

Of all the health problems, why would I get chronic bronchitis?

Do you smoke?: Chronic bronchitis is usually the result of repetitive episodes of acute bronchitis or chronic irritants to the respiratory tract. The most common of these is cigarette smoke, or exposure to toxic fumes. Occasionally there are genetic conditions which create the risk of chronic bronchitis, but these should be discussed with your family doctor or with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat chronic bronchitis?

How do doctors treat chronic bronchitis?

Bronchodilation: First one must remove all irritants of the bronchi such as cigarette smoking, bedroom dust, animal danders which will keep bronchitis going and if for many months will become chronic bronchitis and injure your bronchi which then becomes a more serious and prolonged problem with increasing difficulty to clear. ...Read more

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Constant belching from chronic bronchitis, is this normal?

Constant belching from chronic bronchitis, is this normal?

Can happen: If diaphragmatic pleura (layersof lung) is inflammed, it can produce these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are treatments of chronic bronchitis?

What are treatments of chronic bronchitis?

Treatments...: Treatments for chronic bronchitis include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant it. Other treatments depend on symptoms present. There is no cure. Smoking cessation is needed, if still smoking. ...Read more

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Can chronic bronchitis cause body aches ??

Can chronic bronchitis cause body aches ??

No: it is an airway problem. If coughing too much could hurt a rib joint. No relation with body aches an chronic bronchitis ...Read more

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How to know if I have COPD chronic bronchitis?

How to know if I have COPD chronic bronchitis?

History and test: History of smoking is very important. A good physical exam and history is a must. The actual diagnosis is made on the above and simple spirometry. Full pulmonary function test are good as well. COPD is a catch all diagnosis as well. One can have asthma/chronic bronchitis/emphysema and be called copd. Need to follow up with md. ...Read more

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Chronic Bronchitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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