CHRONIC BRONCHITIS

Definition of Chronic bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung.
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Chronic disease of the respiratory tract as defined by the WHO: Chronic cough producing sputum sputum
Sputum is mucus that is coughed up from the lower airways.
which occurs in a patient for at least 3 successive months of 2 consecutive years.

Causes/trigger of Chronic bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung.
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The main cause is smoking, followed by air pollution at the workplace, frequent airway infections as well as a damp climate in autumn and winter. 

Symptoms/signs/effects of Chronic bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung.
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The cilia (small hairs) in the airways become paralysed and the lung produces excessive amounts of mucus. In this stage the changes are reversible.

Additional symptoms of Chronic bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung.
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cough, sputum sputum
Sputum is mucus that is coughed up from the lower airways.
and breathlessness 

Diagnosis of Chronic bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung.
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Listening to the lung with a stethoscope, pulmonary function analysis and measurement of the oxygen level in the blood, as well as X-rays, ECG and blood tests. 

Treatment of Chronic bronchitis bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized air passages of the lung.
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Use of drugs to dilate the bronchi and to control mucus, and where appropriate, antibiotics with bacterial infection.