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Is Chronic Bronchitis A Permanent Condition
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
Yes...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, typically caused by smoking. It is a slowly progressive, incurable disease so , once diagnosed, it is permanent. The way to prevent it is to avoid smoking or quit now if your are smoking. Once diagnosed, smoking cessation will slow disease progression but the disease is incurable. Smoking cessation also decreases the risk of lung cancer and other cancers, too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is cold air bad for chronic bronchitis? I have chronic bronchitis and wonder if breathing cold air is bad. I feel a little sting when i go outside in the winter, but will it make my condition worse?
It's both cold ; dry: Dry air is more the problem, and colder air in the winter is also drier. Use of scarves or coats that cover the chin and mouth, or hoods, may be helpful. Treating the cause of the bronchitis, particularly smoking cessation if you are a smoker, is critical. It will not generally make the bronchitis progress more, but can lead to more upper respiratory infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Neither disease is fatal if they are stable. However, stage 4 kidney disease tends to worsen to stage 5 disease which can be fatal. The worsening bronchitis depends on the cause (for example, common bacterial infection versus TB or not receiving the right antibiotics). Kidney disease is more likely than bronchitis to worsen without good compliance with medicines and diet and is more serious. ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could be more fatal. If you were to ask what could be more debilitating or what could compromise quality of life more-- it has to be CKD stage 4. They are yet to invent dialyzersctgat you could carry in your purse like an inhaler. ...Read more
Having a history of alcohol abuse and fatty liver disease, can moxifloxacin be still used for chronic bronchitis?
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