Chronic obstructive bronchitis

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What is chronic obstructive bronchitis?

Chronic obstructive bronchitis, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is present when there is clinical evidence that airflow obstruction is present. It is preceded by chronic bronchitis, defined as a productive cough for at least 3 months total duration over 2 years.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic obstructive bronchitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic obstructive bronchitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flovent HFA)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic obstructive bronchitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flovent HFA)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic obstructive bronchitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hoarseness
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic obstructive bronchitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fluid retention (edema) mood changes 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic obstructive bronchitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic obstructive bronchitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 11
40s 24
50s 18
60s 16
70+ 13
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 66

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 54
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from chronic obstructive bronchitis patients who have completed their condition history
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