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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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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

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What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis with and without lung cancer?

What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis with and without lung cancer?

The dirty little: Secret of lung cancer is that it causes very few symptoms in the early stages. Copd, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, have cough, shortness of breath, worse with exercise and stair climbing, and can cause blue lips and finger nails, purse lip breathing. Lunf cancer can cause "clubbed finger nails" once underway, lung cancer can cause trouble everywhere. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with chronic bronchitis usually have?

What symptoms do people with chronic bronchitis usually have?

Cough ,phlegm: Could be from smoking or other irritants, associated with sinuses too, and mainly smoking.Good time to quit. ...Read more

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I think i may have chronic bronchitis. I developed a cough last year and it is back this fall. I do not smoke. What is the proper adult dosage?

I think i may have chronic bronchitis. I developed a cough last year and it is back this fall. I do not smoke. What is the proper adult dosage?

Don't think so: Chronic bronchitis is when you cough constantly and produce sputum. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001153/ if you had an episode last year and now again, that's 2 episodes of acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms between asthma and chronic bronchitis?

What is the difference in symptoms between asthma and chronic bronchitis?

Difference...: Asthma is characterized by acute, recurrent episodes of reversible bronchospasm and airway inflammation whereas in chronic bronchitis, the airway obstruction is chronic and not fully reversible. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchitis and dark yellow mucus. Is this a normal symptom?

Chronic bronchitis and dark yellow mucus. Is this a normal symptom?

It's NOT normal: You can say its a 'normal' symptom for having an illness, but having that illness is not normal. It means the lining cells of your airways are being inflamed and infected, and they are producing mucus to try to trap the products of inflammation and get rid of them. Your body is giving you a message, but you don't seem to want to listen. Stop smoking, it's bad for you and everyone around you. ...Read more

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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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What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr.Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.

What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr.Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.

No such thing: You do not get withdrawal symptoms from stopping methotrexate. The only issue is that the underlying disease it is treating can flare when it is stopped. It should be held when treating any infection. ...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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