Chronic bronchitis (COPD) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

What is chronic bronchitis? Chronic bronchitis is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, that’s defined by clinical symptoms like a productive cough for at least 3 weeks per year for at least 2 years. Subscribe – More videos – Support us on Patreon –

This video discusses the pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment of chronic bronchitis.

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21 Replies to “Chronic bronchitis (COPD) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology”

  1. nice and good but you didn't mention the risk of thromboembolic phenomena in COPD and the importance of use of sub. cut. heparin in the treatment of COPD.

  2. I remember I had acute bronchitis due to a viral infection, the symptoms were awful. Doing simple tasks like walking along the street became an enormous strain on my ability to breathe, due to all the mucus in my airways.

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