Common "Bronchitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs, is called bronchitis. The symptoms are chest congestion, wheezing, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), cough with a lot of mucus, etc. It can be either acute, where the symptoms last for only a few days, or chronic, where it lasts longer and leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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There is an obstructive defect. Can it be COPD? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I received the results of my lung test and almost everything is fine. However, I was told that there is a possibility of a mild obstructive defect. I am scared and suspect that it could be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have never smoked. The forced vital capacity (FVC), ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to give you the best care possible. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) that you have shared. May I know a few more things? 1. Do you have any smoking habits? 2. Do you have an...  Read Full »

Please suggest solution for frequent breathlessness with gastric issue in an elderly patient.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 76 years old. He often complains of breathlessness and uses nebulizer every day. He has chronic gastric and digestion issues as well. His other health issues include diabetes, blood pressure (BP), spondylitis, and back pain. I got an x-ray done recently. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Can you send me the x-ray report? And also tell me which Nebulization he is using? I will be happy to help him further with medicines and investigations.  Read Full »

Why do I get breathing problems and wheezing even after medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I have shallow and fast breathing, usually bubbling and wheezing at bedtime along with nasal congestion and post nasal drip. My mucus is low and clear with a little cough. I have these symptoms for the past three months. I used Mucinex nasal spray, salt water spray, and Benadryl. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. By your history and description, the possibility of bronchitis is more likely. It is commonly seen with smokers. It is the inflammation of airways. This inflammation causes bronchospasm which in turn causes wheezing, breathlessness, mucus p...  Read Full »

I have little chest pain and my chest hurts during smoking. Do I have lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-years-old male with 250 lb. I have little pain in the chest when taking a deep breath, especially in the morning. I do not have a cough at all when I try to cough hard sometimes there is little tiny blood in my saliva, and my mouth tastes bloody. I keep smoking these two week...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, do not think directly about lung cancer because the possibility of it is very less. Possibility of other smoking-induced lung diseases like pleurisy, lung infection, bronchitis, etc. is more likely. So please let me know, 1...  Read Full »

I feel there is a lump in my throat and bubbles in my chest when I lie down. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had an endoscopy and colonoscopy for stomach issues and have a feeling of a lump in my throat when I lay down and breath normally and if I take a deep breath, I have bubbles in my chest. They ruled out acid reflux, GERD, and everything else and said I am perfectly healthy. But I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query thoroughly and understand your concern. Since you were a smoker, I suggest you have a PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) to rule out bronchitis because bronchitis can cause similar symptoms. Please let me know if you have a dry cough or breathlessness...  Read Full »

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