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COPD in a Nut Shell

   

Other diseases with similar symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis:

  • Infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure

 

   

Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is an ongoing illness that can cause serious long-lasting lung problems. The signs and symptoms of chronic bronchitis are:

  • A cough with mucus production that lasts at least for three months
  • The productive cough is present for two years in a row

Of course other diseases must be excluded before chronic bronchitis can be diagnosed (see insert).

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