How can chronic bronchitis be treated?

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"Family Physician with special interest in Mental Health"

First, we need to confirm the diagnosis that it really is chronic bronchitis, and not due to other things, i.e. infection/TB/tumours.

Then we need to find the cause. Sometimes the cause might be obvious, i.e. smoking. Sometimes, the cause is not so obvious and might require further testing by a lung specialist.

Then we try to treat the underlying cause. For example: if it is due to smoking, to quit smoking.

And some patient might require inhaler medications or other oral medications.

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