Chronic Bronchitis Directory
Chronic bronchitis is a serious condition. It is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking is the main cause of chronic bronchitis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how chronic bronchitis develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
What Are the Stages of COPD?
COPD has different stages that help your doctor know how to best treat your COPD. WebMD explains categories and their meaning.
COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments
This WebMD chart can help people with COPD as well as caretakers track their management of the disease.
Health Conditions That Mimic Asthma
Learn about other health conditions that have symptoms that mimic asthma. Find out how to tell if you have asthma or something else.
Inhaled Treatment for COPD
Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inhaled medications can reduce COPD symptoms. Get the facts about inhalers and nebulizers.
COPD and Sex
COPD symptoms can interfere with sex. But you don’t have to say goodbye to intimacy. Here are nine helpful strategies for sex and intimacy when you have COPD.
Breathing With COPD
When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, shortness of breath may be a daily and unwelcome fact of life. Here are breathing exercises that may help.
COPD: Ways to Avoid Weight Loss
If you have COPD, your calorie requirements may be higher than you think. A person with COPD can burn 10 times as many calories breathing as a healthy person. Here are 11 feel-better foods and beverages that are rich in calories and nutrients.
Living With COPD: Household Hazards to Avoid
Many homes harbor dust, fumes, germs, and other irritants that aggravate COPD symptoms like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.