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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pulmonary Hypertension and Bronchitis
I have mild PH for 2 years now. I have had bronchitis four times since March 2009. Can PH make it easier to get bronchitis?
No, PH does not increase your risk for bronchitis. The most common risk factor for bronchitis is tobacco use. Other risks include gastroesophageal relux disease ( heartburn ), exposure to irritants, or lowered immunity. You may want to discuss this with your doctor.
Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University