Chronic bronchitis is a common condition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has a strong relationship with tobacco smoking habits and further complications.
The medical community defines chronic bronchitis as s cough with mucus production for at least three months per year for two consecutive years. The term “bronchitis” refers to a swelling of the airways that deliver the air to the lungs, the bronchi.
This disease has a close relationship with tobacco smoking. Approximately, during their lifetime, over 40% of tobacco smokers will develop chronic bronchitis. Yet, when people expose themselves to harmful airborne particles in work plus older age. Those two factors also play an essential role in developing chronic bronchitis.
It is important to note that chronic bronchitis is not just a bothering cough; it could mean serious trouble. In light of this, this disease has a direct and proportional link to lung function decline. Therefore, the more severe the condition is, the less available lung function will the person has. Besides, it can significantly impair the person’s quality of life and prompt respiratory or cardiovascular causes of death.
Moreover, chronic bronchitis is an independent phenomenon that plays a variable role in COPD; chronic bronchitis affects approximately a third of COPD patients. This latter condition is formed because of three independent diseases, which include emphysema and asthma as well. This accounts for the classic triad of COPD. However, several studies note that patients with COPD with an overt predominance of chronic bronchitis symptoms have a faster decline in lung function and a higher risk of death.
Despite that, chronic bronchitis mostly affects patients with COPD; it can also occur in individuals with normal lung function. If the tobacco smoking habit persists, it is very likely to develop awful complications in the long run.
This Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms Checker gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this condition.
The best way to prevent chronic bronchitis is to stop smoking. However, people that have been smoking for so many years find it difficult. Importantly, they must identify if they already have chronic bronchitis symptoms. Prevention is critical before further lung damage occurs.
That is what this tool is all about. The chronic bronchitis symptoms checker will aim to identify the most important symptoms and risk factors for this condition. Therefore, it will tell anybody who uses it the likelihood that their symptoms are because of chronic bronchitis. Besides, it could also be positive if someone has very strong risk factors for it.
Keep in mind that for accurately diagnosing this disease, a doctor must run several tests. So, this tool does not represent an ultimate diagnosis. Yet, it could be positive if the person has any symptoms or risk factors for a disease in which prevention is key.
Do not get caught—off guard. Prevent possible lung complications in the long run by using this tool. It is free and would only take a few minutes.
Originally published at //symptoms.care on October 9, 2020.
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