Can chronic sinus drainage lead to chronic bronchitis and asthma?

Worsen asthma. Sinus problems, acute or chronic, can aggravate asthma in a person who already has asthma. It's less likely that the sinus discharge actually causes asthma. Chronic bronchitis is a condition caused by cigarette smoking.

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I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues.?

Hemoptysis? Is the blood really in saliva? Or in mucus coughed up from below? Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) is often minor, and can occur with bronchitis. But you are correct to be concerned it could be more serious, including cancer, tuberculosis, and other infections. Don't take chances: see your doctor soon. Read more...

Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension? Can they affect each other?

Yes except. All of the above conditions, except for pulmonary hypertension can be induced by allergies. People with asthma are more prone to respiratory tract infections. And yes , sinusitis can worsen asthma. Read more...
Lung conditions . The conditions you mentioned affect lungs and linings of upper respiratory airways; they are apparently not inter-related. That said, some patients with chronic bronchitis may get frequent respiratory tract infections. One of the late and severe complications from chronic bronchitis can be pulmonary hypertension but there are other causes for the condition. . Read more...

I have chronic sinus infections & mild asthma. Recently I have occasional blood when I rinse my mouth. No cough. Not dental. Throat looks fine. Worry?

Gingivitis? You are on lots of airway maintenance drugs that can alter the ecology of your mouth. The Advair is a steroid that can also cause a shift in the bugs. Probably breathing through you mouth most of the day and night. This can dry out your gums and over react to the bacteria causing gingivitis (bleeding gums) See you dentist for treatment and suggested care. Read more...

Xray- no bronchitis. Chronic asthma, severe congest., still wheezy a lot, steroids & nebulizer, meds- little relief. Runny nose, sinus drainage.?

See allergist. If you have not been seen by an allergist, it is time to do it now before you end up in the hospital. Do realize that not all wheezes are from asthma and not other conditions such as vocal cord dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension need be ruled out as well. Read more...