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23 Apr 2006

With chronical bronchitis what is an avarage life span? Exercise? If not smoking can chronical decease be reversed in any way.. Can i have an a normal working relation and a relationship, as i don't want to be a burden to my family members.
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01 Jan 0001

Chronic Bronchitis is an inflammation, or irritation, of the airways in the lungs. Airways are the tubes in your lungs that air passes through. They are also called bronchial tubes. When the airways are irritated, thick mucus forms in them. The mucus plugs up the airways and makes it hard for you to get air into your lungs. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include a cough that produces mucus, trouble breathing and a feeling of tightness in your chest.

Cigarette smoking is the main cause of chronic bronchitis. When tobacco smoke is inhaled into the lungs, it irritates the airways and they produce mucus. People who have been exposed for a long time to other things that irritate their lungs, such as chemical fumes, dust and other substances, can also get chronic bronchitis.

A healthier lifestyle can in most cases prove extremely beneficial and you should lead a normal happier life.

For more information and care, please do consult your family physician.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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