Chronic Bronchitis Research Paper

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The goal of a respiratory therapist is to relieve symptoms, prevent complications and slow the progression of chronic bronchitis. The respiratory therapist should give a patient who has chronic bronchitis with bronchodilator medication that can be inhaled as aerosol sprays or taken orally. Bronchodilator medications may help to relieve symptoms of chronic bronchitis by relaxing and opening the air passages in the lungs. Antibiotics may be useful also to help fight respiratory infections common in people with chronic bronchitis. As a patient's disease progresses, they may find it increasingly difficult to breathe on their own and may require supplemental oxygen. The respiratory therapist should give supplementation of oxygen, it comes in various

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