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Whats the difference between chronic bronchitis and emphysema outcome?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are chronic, progressive diseases that respond favorably to smoking cessation.
However, how an individual sufferer will do is best predicted by knowing family and smoking history, severity of the lung disease, how the disease has affected th heart, the patients overall conditioning, etc.

In brief: Varies

Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are chronic, progressive diseases that respond favorably to smoking cessation.
However, how an individual sufferer will do is best predicted by knowing family and smoking history, severity of the lung disease, how the disease has affected th heart, the patients overall conditioning, etc.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
check with your lung specialist!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
check with your lung specialist!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: COPD

Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are forms of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
COPD is not curable and it is slowly progressive. Smoking cessation decreases airway inflammation and slows disease progression. There are treatments to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, supplemental oxygen will decrease mortality.

In brief: COPD

Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are forms of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
COPD is not curable and it is slowly progressive. Smoking cessation decreases airway inflammation and slows disease progression. There are treatments to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, supplemental oxygen will decrease mortality.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much...

The outcome for both types of COPD is pretty much the same since both are slowly progressive and incurable diseases.
The goal of treatment is to lessen symptoms as well as airway inflammation as much as possible.

In brief: Not much...

The outcome for both types of COPD is pretty much the same since both are slowly progressive and incurable diseases.
The goal of treatment is to lessen symptoms as well as airway inflammation as much as possible.
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