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Of all the health problems, why would I get chronic bronchitis?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Do you smoke?
Chronic bronchitis is usually the result of repetitive episodes of acute bronchitis or chronic irritants to the respiratory tract.
The most common of these is cigarette smoke, or exposure to toxic fumes. Occasionally there are genetic conditions which create the risk of chronic bronchitis, but these should be discussed with your family doctor or with a pulmonologist.

In brief: Do you smoke?
Chronic bronchitis is usually the result of repetitive episodes of acute bronchitis or chronic irritants to the respiratory tract.
The most common of these is cigarette smoke, or exposure to toxic fumes. Occasionally there are genetic conditions which create the risk of chronic bronchitis, but these should be discussed with your family doctor or with a pulmonologist.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: More questions
How old are you? Do you live in a city or the country? What habits do you have (smoking, exercise)? Other illnesses (asthma etc, ).
Its hard, if not impossible to give you a satisfactory answer (in 400 characters or less) if we know nothing about you, your history, or your environment, hobbies, habits etc., the most common cause of chronic bronchitis is cigarette smoking.

In brief: More questions
How old are you? Do you live in a city or the country? What habits do you have (smoking, exercise)? Other illnesses (asthma etc, ).
Its hard, if not impossible to give you a satisfactory answer (in 400 characters or less) if we know nothing about you, your history, or your environment, hobbies, habits etc., the most common cause of chronic bronchitis is cigarette smoking.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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