What Is Chronic Bronchitis?

Q:
What is chronic bronchitis?

A:
Chronic bronchitis is the more serious bronchitis than acute bronchitis, the other type of bronchitis. Once you get it, it keeps coming back or doesn’t go away at all.It’s one of the conditions that makes up what’s called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.

People who smoke are more likely to get it. When you have a cough with phlegm on most days for at least 3 months in a year, for two years in a row, doctors would suspect that you might get chronic bronchitis. It makes your lungs a breeding ground for bacterial infections and may require ongoing medical treatment.

 

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