How Do You Treat Chronic Bronchitis?

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Treatments for chronic bronchitis include medication, surgery, therapy and above all, lifestyle changes. While chronic bronchitis isn’t usually a life-threatening condition in and of itself, it can cause serious medical complications over time, so you should schedule an appointment with your doctor if you suspect you have it.

Bronchitis refers to inflammation of the breathing tubes, or bronchi, which in turn causes the body to produce large amounts of mucus. Acute bronchitis usually goes away within 10 weeks, although a cough may linger for sometime afterward. If you regularly have a cough and mucus for three months out of the year for two years in a row and it isn’t caused by some other source, however, then you have chronic bronchitis.