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    • Chronic Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis is a cough that occurs daily with production of sputum that lasts for at least three months, two years in a...learn more »
      In This Article
      Chronic Bronchitis Article
      • Bronchitis facts
      • What is bronchitis?
      • What is acute bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of acute bronchitis?
      • What is chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the causes of chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the risk factors for chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis?
      • When should an individual seek medical care for chronic bronchitis?
      • How is chronic bronchitis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the complications of chronic bronchitis?
      • Can chronic bronchitis be prevented?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for chronic bronchitis?
    • Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart's function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body's needs. A...learn more »
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      Congestive Heart Failure Article
      • Congestive heart failure facts
      • What is congestive heart failure?
      • What causes congestive heart failure?
      • What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF)?
      • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of congestive heart failure?
      • Lifestyle modifications
      • Medications
      • Heart transplant
      • Other mechanical therapies
      • What is the long term prognosis for patients with congestive heart failure?
      • What are the areas of new research in congestive heart failure?
    • Acute Bronchitis Bronchitis is a disease of the respiratory system in which the bronchial passages become inflamed. There are two types of...learn more »
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      Acute Bronchitis Article
      • Acute bronchitis facts
      • What is acute bronchitis?
      • What causes acute bronchitis?
      • What are the risk factors for acute bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of acute bronchitis?
      • When does a cold become acute bronchitis?
      • How is acute bronchitis diagnosed?
      • When should I call my doctor about my cough?
      • What are the treatments for acute bronchitis?
      • What are acute bronchitis home remedies?
      • What are the complications of acute bronchitis?
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves...learn more »
      In This Article
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Article
      • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease facts
      • What is COPD?
      • How does the normal lung work?
      • What is chronic bronchitis?
      • What is emphysema?
      • What is chronic asthma?
      • What is bronchiectasis?
      • What causes COPD?
      • What are the symptoms of COPD?
      • How is COPD diagnosed?
      • What treatment is available for COPD?
      • Quitting cigarette smoking
      • COPD Medications
      • Bronchodilators
      • Beta-agonists
      • Anti-cholinergic agents
      • Methylxanthines
      • Corticosteroids
      • Breo Ellipta
      • Treatment of Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
      • What is the role of oxygen as therapy in COPD?
      • What else is available for treating COPD?
      • Future Directions in COPD
    • Asthma Asthma is a condition in which hyperreactive airways constrict and result in symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and shortness of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Asthma Article
      • Asthma facts
      • Asthma statistics, myths, and realities
      • What is asthma?
      • From the past to the present
      • The scope of the problem
      • Normal bronchial tubes
      • How does asthma affect breathing?
      • The importance of inflammation
      • Which triggers can cause an asthma attack?
      • The many faces of asthma
      • Types: allergic (extrinsic) and nonallergic (intrinsic) asthma
      • Typical asthma symptoms and signs
      • Acute asthma attack
      • What medications are used in the treatment of asthma?
    • Chest Pain Chest pain has many causes. Life-threatening causes include heart attack, angina, aortic dissection, perforated viscus, pulmonary...learn more »
      In This Article
      Chest Pain Article
      • Chest Pain Overview
      • More Chest Pain Overview
      • Chest Pain Causes
      • Other Causes of Chest Pain
      • Chest Pain Symptoms
      • Other Symptoms and Signs Associated With Chest Pain
      • When to Seek Medical Care
      • Exams and Tests
      • Chest Pain Treatment
      • Self-Care at Home
      • Medical Treatment
      • Follow-up
      • Prevention
      • Outlook
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