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Chronic bronchitis

  • By brett

    Hi my name is Brett. I read a story about the author that she has emphysema and chronic bronchitis. But after giving up smoking her chronic bronchitis disappeared. I thought chronic bronchitis was copd and will advance slowly even if you quit smoking.

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Hi Brett and welcome. We understand your concern about the difference between chronic bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are both classified under the broader term Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). I thought you might find it helpful to look over this article which highlights both: https://copd.net/basics/damaged-lungs/ I hope this helps to provide a better understanding for you.
    All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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  • By debiesabik

    I found out 6months ago I have COPD and Chronic
    Bronchitis with sinuse. I’m very scared.

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