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Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not completely
Stopping smoking is most essential.
You wont heal 100% but you may improve significantly. Also, you will slow the rate of any future deterioration. Water and jogging have less clear benefit but they are both part of a healthy lifestyle and should be encouraged (unless your doctor has warned you against these).

In brief: Not completely
Stopping smoking is most essential.
You wont heal 100% but you may improve significantly. Also, you will slow the rate of any future deterioration. Water and jogging have less clear benefit but they are both part of a healthy lifestyle and should be encouraged (unless your doctor has warned you against these).
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Good idea
It depends on the degree of damage to lungs but not going to improve if you don't stop smoking!

In brief: Good idea
It depends on the degree of damage to lungs but not going to improve if you don't stop smoking!
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
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