Chronic Bronchitis

How does chronic bronchitis affect the body?

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  • Chronic bronchitis affects the bronchial tubes, which bring air to your lungs. When you smoke or inhale other types of irritants, the glands in your bronchial tubes inflame and begin to release more mucus than usual. The swelling restricts airflow, making it more difficult to breathe. After a while, constant inflammation takes a toll on your bronchial tubes, causing the glands to scar and create permanent damage to the lining of the tubes.

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