My grandmother who is 90 has really bad chronic bronchitus. She has never smoked and never lived with smokers. However, she had a bad car accident about 50 years ago in which her lungs collapsed. She also had a few broken ribs which did not heal properly. After the accident she didn't immediately develope bronchitus but after many years. She also has congestive heart failure. Do you think the chronic bronchitus symptoms are caused more by congestive heart failure or previous injuries? She gets good medical car but can you think of anything that would make her more confortable. She isn't seeing a specialist so I thought that you might have suggestions not thought of by her doctor.
I don't beleive I got through twice! I appreciate the advice given before!
That is a very interesting question but without knowing more about your grandmother's chronic bronchitis and congestive heart failure, including her symptoms, test results and treatment, it is very difficult to make even general recommendations. It may be helpful to call Lung Line at 1-800-222-LUNG (5864) and speak with one of the nurses about your grandmother's condition. In addition, we can mail our booklet on chronic bronchitis to you and that reviews our general recommendations.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.