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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension and Bronchitis

11/11/2009

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Namita   Sood, MD, FCCP Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University