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Bronchitis (cont.)

Chronic Bronchitis Prognosis

  • Chronic bronchitis can cause symptoms for prolonged periods of time.
  • In many cases, the symptoms of chronic bronchitis can be controlled with strict adherence to treatments recommended by your health-care professional.
  • Smoking cessation is a critical component in determining an individual’s ultimate prognosis.
  • In some cases, the symptoms will progressively worsen and become debilitating from the repeated exacerbations of the disease.
  • Untreated or poorly managed chronic bronchitis can result in permanent and severe damage to the lungs.

REFERENCES:

COPD Foundation.

American Lung Association. Understanding Chronic Bronchitis.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014
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