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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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? Over the counter medicine can you take for a cold or allergy's if you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis and heart mummer what over-the-counter med for cold and allergy male 57 emphysema chronic bronchitis and heart mummer can't tak

? Over the counter medicine can you take for a cold or allergy's  if you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis and heart mummer what over-the-counter med   for cold and allergy           male 57  emphysema   chronic bronchitis and heart mummer    can't tak

Talk to YOUR doctor: If you have emphysema/bronchitis, you need a physician with experience in treating pulmonary diseases, and should probably be on a number of medications, including regular inhalers to improve pulmonary function, and acute "rescue" inhalers for sudden symptoms. There are other meds as well. What otc meds you take depends on your other meds, blood pressure etc, and cause of heart murmur. See md. ...Read more

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I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis. Is this safe for me?

I was prescribed benzonatate just after a breathing treatment for copd chronic bronchitis.  Is this safe for me?

RAD V COPD: YES IT IS: COPD TX has many layers :LONG ACTING INHALERS/SHORT ACTING INHALERS/benzoate/SINGULAIR. COPD is unusual in an non smoker under 50. Make sure they evaluate you for alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency /pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary fibrosis/sarcoidosis . You need a full exam labs CT of chest . PFTS with DLCO AND POTENTIALLY lung bronchoscopy with biopsy. By pulmonary consult. ...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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What are some treatments for chronic bronchitis?

What are some treatments for chronic bronchitis?

Treatments...: Treatments for chronic bronchitis include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen therapy is prescribed if the oxygen level in the blood is low enough to warrant it. The most important therapy is smoking cessation in order to slow disease progression. There is no cure. ...Read more

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Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?

Depends: The two meds you list are very different and intended for different purposes. Budesonide (pulmicort) is a steroid to reduce inflammation where as albuterol is a smooth muscle relaxer designed to reduce bronchospasm of the smaller airways surrounded by smooth muscle fibers. Albuterol's effect is very brief and temporary. Budesonide use provides sustained beneficial effects to prevent flare up. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Hypoxemia: We treat depending on what is causing hypoxemia. May need long term oxygen therapy (ltot) if blood gas shows oxygen < 55 or pulse ox saturation <88%, also if hypoxia is nocturnal or during exerciset. See doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for chronic bronchitis caused by smoking?

Stop smoking: Stop smoking is the answer. Many benefits from this including decreased mortality benefit with heart and lung diseases. You will feel much better too. But, you will not cure bronchitis, rather you may limit the exercabations. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

Is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

No...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a slowly progressive and incurable disease. Treatments are aimed at controlling symptoms and decreasing airway inflammation. Avoiding smoking is needed to prevent this disease and smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...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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