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How long does chronic bronchitis last?

Once you've been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, you'll have to deal with the condition in one form or another for the rest of your life. If you discover the condition in an early stage, you will need to stop smoking or remove yourself from the underlying environmental cause, and then be very careful about maintaining healthy respiratory habits in the future. You must be constantly on guard to make sure you don't put yourself in situations that can worsen your condition. If your condition progresses to an advanced stage, you will likely need to majorly adjust your daily routine to minimize your physical exertion, and you will likely need a great deal of medical care for the rest of your life.

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