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How do other illnesses affect chronic bronchitis?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can increase your risk for developing chronic bronchitis. Having chronic bronchitis makes you much more susceptible to respiratory infections, like the flu or pneumonia. If your chronic bronchitis is caused from smoking cigarettes, and particularly if you continue to smoke after you've been diagnosed, you face an increased risk for lung cancer, too.

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Is research being done on chronic bronchitis?
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There are many studies and clinical trials currently underway to help researchers learn more about c...
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Does chronic bronchitis affect men and women differently?
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Women are much more likely to develop chronic bronchitis; for every man who is diagnosed, two women ...
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What is chronic bronchitis?
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Bronchitis is a condition in which the tubular passages that bring air into your lungs (your bronchi...
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Is chronic bronchitis contagious?
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Chronic bronchitis is not contagious. The condition is usually caused by smoking and other airborne ...
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