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Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis is caused by constant inflammation of the bronchial airways. It is often, but not always, caused by smoking or air pollution.

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The main symptoms of chronic bronchitis consist of cough and phlegm production. Patients may experience repeated bronchitis or respiratory infections, wheezing, and poor sleep. Over time, exertional shortness of breath may also occur.


Management of chronic bronchitis includes early and aggressive treatment of infections, proper use of inhalant medications, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Patient education, participation, and compliance to avoid exacerbation of the condition is important. Smoking cessation is also mandatory for effective treatment.