Chronic bronchitis

Common Name(s)

Chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a chronic (long term) lung condition which leads to the production of mucus in the lungs, coughing, and difficulty breathing. It is a form of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). During the early stages, symptoms of chronic bronchitis may be ignored. As time passes, the amount of phlegm gradually increases and coughing continues to increase in frequency as well. Other symptoms of chronic bronchitis may include sinus congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, postnasal drip, bad breath, bluish tint to the skin, swelling in the legs and ankles, and bad taste in the mouth. A sudden worsening of chronic bronchitis is called an exacerbation. Symptoms of an exacerbation include coughing up more mucus or mucus that is a different color than usual, as well as increased shortness of breath.

To rule out other causes of illness such as pertussis, asthma, or emphysema, a physician may conduct various tests including a chest x-ray, sputum tests, and a pulmonary function test. Risk of developing chronic bronchitis is increased if there has been long-term exposure to airborne irritants including tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, air pollution, and manufacturing fumes as well as having gastric reflux and a lowered immune resistance. Treatment for chronic bronchitis may include medication or therapy. See a doctor if you have had unexplained shortness of breath for several months to talk about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also a good source of information and support.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chronic bronchitis" returned 523 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The outcome and the influencing factors of the age of onset in post-mortem of chronic bronchitis patients: a retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Linyun Zhu, Zhenhua Ni, Xuming Luo, Zhuhua Zhang, Shiqiang Wang, Ziyu Meng, Xiandong Gu, Xiongbiao Wang

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Chronic bronchitis is thought to occur in elderly patients, and smoking seems to be an important risk factor. The outcomes related to the age of onset in patients with chronic bronchitis are still unclear.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Exposure to cooking oil fumes and chronic bronchitis in nonsmoking women aged 40 years and over: a health-care based study.
 

Author(s): Huang-Chi Chen, Chia-Fang Wu, Inn-Wen Chong, Ming-Tsang Wu

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Little is known about the effect of exposure to cooking oil fumes (COFs) on the development of non-malignant respiratory diseases in nonsmoking women. This study investigated the relationship between exposure to COFs and chronic bronchitis in female Taiwanese non-smokers.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence and burden of chronic bronchitis symptoms: results from the BOLD study.
 

Author(s): Filip Mejza, Louisa Gnatiuc, A Sonia Buist, William M Vollmer, Bernd Lamprecht, Daniel O Obaseki, Pawel Nastalek, Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka, Peter G J Burney, ,

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We studied the prevalence, burden and potential risk factors for chronic bronchitis symptoms in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study.Representative population-based samples of adults aged ≥40 years were selected in participating sites. Participants completed questionnaires ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Chronic bronchitis" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hydrator Therapies for Chronic Bronchitis. Lessons from Cystic Fibrosis.
 

Author(s): William D Bennett, Ashley G Henderson, Scott H Donaldson

Journal: Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 04;13 Suppl 2():S186-90.

 

Patients with the chronic bronchitis form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis share similar clinical features, including mucus obstruction of airways and the development of chronic/recurrent airways infections that often manifest as disease exacerbations. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Therapeutic Approaches to Acquired Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Dysfunction in Chronic Bronchitis.
 

Author(s): George M Solomon, S Vamsee Raju, Mark T Dransfield, Steven M Rowe

Journal: Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 04;13 Suppl 2():S169-76.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common cause of morbidity and a rising cause of mortality worldwide. Its rising impact indicates the ongoing unmet need for novel and effective therapies. Previous work has established a pathophysiological link between the chronic bronchitis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence of Asthma, COPD, and Chronic Bronchitis in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Mehdi Varmaghani, Farshad Farzadfar, Farshad Sharifi, Arash Rashidian, Mostafa Moin, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Shadi Rahimzadeh, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh

Journal: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Apr;15(2):93-104.

 

In this study, we aimed to conduct a meta-analysis on the results of eligible studies to estimate the prevalence of asthma, COPD, and Chronic bronchitis in Iran. International and Iranian databases including PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Iranmedex, and scientific information database ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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VX-770 for the Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Bronchitis

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2018

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Gala FIH Feasibility Study for the Treatment of Chronic Bronchitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Bronchitis

 

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2017

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A Study of Andrographolide Sulfonate in Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

 

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2017

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