Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Bronchial Tube Infection Chronic Symptoms

People with chronic bronchitis have a chronic cough:

  • A cough that lasts for more than 3 months out of the year.
  • A cough that has been present for at least 2 years.

Additional symptoms of chronic bronchitis include:

The symptoms of chronic bronchitis vary greatly with the extent of the lung damage. In most cases, symptoms wax and wane. In severe cases, symptoms may always be present. Symptoms are commonly triggered by activities, allergies, or environmental factors.

Bronchial Tube Infection Chronic Triggers

Chronic bronchitis symptom triggers include:

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Last Updated: May 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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