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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. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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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?

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

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Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?

Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?

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 more

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How long could it take to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking?

As little as...: ...A few days to a week, in a sensitive person. We pediatricians see it all the time in children exposed to secondhand smoke. ...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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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 more

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How does smoking cause chronic bronchitis? And how long does it take?

How does smoking cause chronic bronchitis? And how long does it take?

Smoke is toxic: Both the heat of the smoke and the chemicals within it irritate the linings of the respiratory tract. It takes 10 years or more to produce chronic bronchitis in most smokers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's possible for a 17 year old male to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking ganja once?

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

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Can you tell me is it humanly possible for a 17 year old male to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking weed once?

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

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I am currently taking chantix to stop smoking and i'm also on steroids for bronchitis. Are these two medications safe ?

I am currently taking chantix to stop smoking  and i'm also on steroids for bronchitis. Are these two medications safe ?

Depends: If you are on oral steroids, make sure your pulmonary doctor is aware. Chantix can produce weird, vivid and sometimes frightening dreams, and can also worsen depression. Oral steroids can also worsen depression in some people. I do not know if the effects are additive. If your doctor is aware you are on both meds, discuss with him/her. If you are feeling severe sadness, stop the chantix. ...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


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more