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Signs of Chronic Bronchitis

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis:

Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include a loose, wet cough productive of heavy mucus during most days of the month, three months of a year, in two successive years without another explanation for the cough. In contrast, acute bronchitis manifests in a similar type of cough, but only for a brief time in conjunction with a cold or upper respiratory infection. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis can also include shortness of breath, especially with exertion, wheezing, and chest tightness. Other symptoms can include change in alertness or mental status, confusion, anxiety, fatigue, dizziness, and pallor or cyanosis (blue tinged coloring of the skin, especially around the mouth in the extremities). These symptoms are related to a lack of adequate amounts of oxygen in the blood. People with chronic bronchitis may also experience frequent respiratory infections, bouts of the flu, and swelling in the feet, ankles and legs.

Using a stethoscope, your healthcare professional may also hear rales and/or wheezing in your lungs as you breathe. Rales are abnormal, wet, "bubbling" sounds made with breathing. Wheezing is an abnormal whistling sound.

Not all listed symptoms are always related to chronic bronchitis. Although a wet, loose, productive cough is typical of chronic bronchitis, it and other symptoms can be related to many other potentially serious conditions, including pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Only a thorough evaluation by a professional health care provider can determine what is causing and how to treat your particular symptoms....more...»

Symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chronic Bronchitis may include:

Note that Chronic Bronchitis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Chronic Bronchitis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

More Symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Chronic Bronchitis?

The phrase "signs of Chronic Bronchitis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Chronic Bronchitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Chronic Bronchitis signs or Chronic Bronchitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Chronic Bronchitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Chronic Bronchitis symptoms.


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