What to expect as a patient with chronic bronchitis?
While chronic bronchitis is a chronic condition, meaning it cannot be cured, it is possible to manage symptoms and prevent complications with proper treatment.
The outcome of chronic bronchitis can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the severity of the condition, the age and overall health of the person, and whether they smoke or have other underlying health conditions. With proper treatment, many people with chronic bronchitis can deal with their symptoms and live a relatively normal life. However, if left untreated or poorly managed, chronic bronchitis can lead to complications such as respiratory infections, pneumonia, and lung damage. In some cases, chronic bronchitis can progress to more severe respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).