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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 don't 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: Prednisone for short periods of time is safe. Chantix however is under scrutiny after a canadian study was published this summer showing a high risk of stroke and heart attack in patients taking the drug. Like all medication the risk must be balanced by the benefit. I have had a lot of patients have high success with chantix. ...Read more

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Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)

Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)

Acute.: Chronic bronchitis requires several months of symptoms and in the absence of an underlying bronchitis cannot possibly be induced by smoking for two weeks. Good for quitting. ...Read more

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If I stop smoking will that help heal my copd?

If I stop smoking will that help heal my copd?

Yes: COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occurs and some old damage can heal. However, just like with the skin, sometimes scarring is left behind which can leave permanent changes. Damage that is not yet "scarred" can often heal. The sooner the smoking stops, the better. ...Read more

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Could your lungs heal back a year after youo stop smoking?

Could your lungs heal back a year after youo stop smoking?

Yes: The lungs begin to clear themselves almost as soon as you quit, but the process can take many months, and even years. Risks of lung and heart disease return back to baseline after about 10 years following quitting. How well the lungs heal depends on how much damage was done. If someone has severe emphysema, it will not get worse, but might not get much better. Otherwise, healing is pretty good. ...Read more

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Was wondering if I stop smoking weed will my teeth/gums heal?

Was wondering if I stop smoking weed will my teeth/gums heal?

Will help a lot: Smoking will cause constriction of blood vessel in the gingiva, gingival fibrosis, root surface roughness, and ultimately insufficient tissue repair due to reduced vascularization. Stop smoking weed will definitely help your teeth and gums heal better. ...Read more

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If you stop smoking can your fallopian tubes heal and undo blockage? I have had 3 etopic pregnancies none ruptured. Have both tubes still.

If you stop smoking can your fallopian tubes heal and undo blockage? I have had 3 etopic pregnancies none ruptured. Have both tubes still.

It is Doubtful: Stopping smoking would benefit your health in many, many ways. Unfortunately, once fallopian tubes become narrowed or blocked by inflammation or scar tissue, this will probably not change just because you stopped smoking. ...Read more

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Currently sick with bronchitis. Recently quit smoking. Smoked 25 yrs. The bronchitis seems to be pulling a ton o black sputum up. How much is normal?

Currently sick with bronchitis. Recently quit smoking. Smoked 25 yrs. The bronchitis seems to be pulling a ton o black sputum up. How much is normal?

? 25 years worth. In: Medical school gross anatomy lab, some had bodies donated by people who had smoked. Seeing either outer or inner lungs the difference (vs. Non-smokers) was blatantly obvious. Non-smoker lungs (despite no blood&embalming fluid) looked similar to other organ tissues. But not smokers; Their lungs looked like coal from all the microscopic inhaled & retained smoke particles. See: https://goo. Gl/okLMVz. ...Read more

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I quit smoking, developed a bronchitis type cough and coughed up a small amount of bright red blood should just once should I be concerned?

I quit smoking, developed a bronchitis type cough and coughed up a small amount of bright red blood should just once should I be concerned?

Depends: Congratulations on stopping smoking. Although bronchitis can cause bleeding other causes may need to be considered. If you are having persistent cough and bleeding an evaluation by your doctor or at an urgent care is considered. Good luck ...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

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Bronchitis (Definition)

Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired, discomfort of the chest. Bronchitis is deemed to be chronic when cough with mucus are present most days for a ...Read more