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Bronchitis is a condition in which the mucus producing lining of the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that connect the lungs to the windpipe, becomes inflamed. The condition comes in two forms. Acute is the name given to bronchitis when it occurs as a singular illness for a shorter period of time, lasting up to three weeks and does not regularly recur. Chronic bronchitis, and the more severe obstructive chronic bronchitis, is related to long lasting bouts of the condition, where symptoms persist
Obstructive chronic bronchitis refers to the persistent and chronic inflammation of the airways in the lungs. It is one of a duo of pulmonary conditions that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. While bronchitis can occur acutely, the chronic form of the condition lasts a minimum of three months at a time, with this occurring at least two years in a row.
The most common chronic bronchitis symptoms are a mucus producing