Tag Archives: Chronic bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis

In chronic bronchitis exposure to an irritant over many years causes inflammation in the lungs which leads to the following changes: The smooth muscle in the airway becomes thicker and narrows the breathing tubes (airways). The narrowing is permanent and cannot be reversed. You may feel breathless because your lungs and muscles are working harder […]

What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a┬áterm that is used to describe a mixture of lung conditions. These conditions include: Chronic bronchitis which is a narrowing of the airway. Emphysema which is due to damage to the delicate alveoli (air sacs). A mix of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. However, people will have different symptoms and experiences […]