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Chronic Bronchitis

What Is Chronic Bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis is a condition that falls under the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) umbrella, along with emphysema. Bronchitis is a lung condition that causes inflammation within the air passages of the lungs. There are two main airways that are affected by this condition – the trachea (windpipe) and the small bronchi (tree-like passages in the lungs).

When these passages become irritated or infected, the thin airway linings in the lungs become inflamed and, as a response, begin to leak fluids. These fluids clog the lungs. The human body naturally reacts to this extra fluid and tries to expel it from the lungs by coughing. In addition to a wet, painful cough, people with bronchitis may also experience chest congestion, shortness of breath and wheezing.

Two types of bronchitis

Bronchitis can be either temporary (acute) or recurring (chronic). Acute bronchitis usually clears up in a few days with over-the-counter cough and pain medicines, as well as rest and plenty of fluids. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, has lasting effects and causes prolonged symptoms.

Living with chronic bronchitis can feel overwhelming, but the Lung Health Institute may be able to help. We specialize treatments for lung disease, which may help you breathe easier and improve your quality of life. To learn more about our treatments, contact a Lung Health Institute patient coordinator today at (855) 882-1292.

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