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Chronic Bronchitis

Persistent chronic exposure to lung irritants like tobacco smoke, industrial smoke, air pollution, dust, vehicle smoke, etc., leads to irritation and inflammation of the bronchi, known as chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include wheeze, chest tightness, difficulty breathing upon exertion, and productive cough. Quitting smoking, protecting oneself from toxic fumes and smoke, nutritional diet, medications, and oxygen therapy are helpful in its treatment.

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My doctor recommended aortic valve replacement surgery. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 54-year-old female and had a 42 mm Hg mean gradient and 60 % LVEF. She was recommended aortic valve replacement surgery, and the next echo showed a 38 mm mean gradient and a 0.14725 square inches aortic valve area. We found another echo that was done six years ago. LVEF w...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the information provided, the patient's aortic valve disease seems to be progressing slowly, as evidenced by the relatively stable echocardiogram findings over six years. However, the patient's current symptoms of fatigue on exertion...  Read Full »

How to get relief from my on-and-off wheezing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. My height is 5'5" and weight 149.91 lb. I am suffering from wheezing and finding difficulty with physical activities such as walking as well. I just moved to a new place recently. This onset of wheezing is sudden and I did not observe any trigger. But, dust, pollution a...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acute bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. So, I would advise in such scenario to get ahemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and the blood investiga...  Read Full »

After a viral infection, I have tiredness, faint feeling, and weakness. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was admitted to hospital with a viral infection and stayed in the hospital for two nights. During viral infection, I woke up early in the morning shaking uncontrollably and my heart rate was 152, so the ambulance took me to the hospital. I was told that I have a viral i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Two points are very important here. They are abnormal heart rhythm and tiredness. Which type of abnormal heart rhythm are they trying to treat with Propranolol? It seems like you have supraventricular tachycardia and the type depends upon the EKG and EP study. Did you...  Read Full »

Will coughing up phlem due to smoking for long period be chronic bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years female. For about three years or so, I have been coughing up phlegm consistently. It has almost become a routine. When I consulted an (ear nose and throat) ENT doctor, they did not see anything wrong and just said that my nostrils look little swollen, so he prescribed me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You said that you smoke since, from the age of 15, so the diagnosis goes more in favor of chronic bronchitis. The symptoms are also typical of chronic bronchitis. But you have not mentioned any associated allergic symptoms like running nose or frequent sneezing as it ...  Read Full »

I have chronic bronchitis with running nose and sneezes. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic bronchitis. Now I have running nose and sneezes, please suggest long term goal and moreover what is the life expectancy for chronic bronchitis?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Abdallah Elsad Asran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to About chronic bronchitis, it is a part of a disease called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is diagnosed by the history of heavy smoking, which is the most important factor in controlling the disease and prevention of complication. To prevent further d...  Read Full »

I feel there is a lump in my throat and bubbles in my chest when I lie down. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had an endoscopy and colonoscopy for stomach issues and have a feeling of a lump in my throat when I lay down and breath normally and if I take a deep breath, I have bubbles in my chest. They ruled out acid reflux, GERD, and everything else and said I am perfectly healthy. But I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query thoroughly and understand your concern. Since you were a smoker, I suggest you have a PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) to rule out bronchitis because bronchitis can cause similar symptoms. Please let me know if you have a dry cough or breathlessness...  Read Full »

Apart from Albuterol, what can I do to cure chronic bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I get sick every two-three months. My doctor diagnosed me with chronic bronchitis about a year ago. I get the same symptoms every time the illness flairs up again. The symptoms consist of a snotty nose, fever, shaking, weak, shortness of breath and a persistent horrible cough. I also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In many cases of chronic bronchitis, acute symptoms appear due to infection. So, I would advise in such a scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and these blood investigations show no sign of infect...  Read Full »

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