Leading-edge Care for Chronic Bronchitis
Norton Pulmonary Specialists is a leader in treating lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Pulmonary Specialists have the experience and training to provide a precise diagnosis for chronic bronchitis and develop a customized treatment plan.
Chronic bronchitis is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Any variety of bronchitis involves inflammation in the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. Acute bronchitis goes away in a few weeks with treatment.
With chronic bronchitis, however, the inflamed bronchial tubes produce a lot of mucus, and the condition keeps coming back. Symptom management is the best treatment.
Our staff includes research teams, physicians and medical professionals who participate in innovative research trials and remain on the front lines of the newest treatments available. We have the latest in inhalers, antibiotics, symptom management therapies and surgeries.
One of the newest treatments, liquid nitrogen therapy, targets thickened bronchial tissue with cold to destroy diseased tissue and allow healthy tissue to grow.
We meet as a team every week to collaborate on all of our cases, to bring you comprehensive care. When you work with Norton Pulmonary Specialists you work with a team of research specialists, physicians and medical professionals dedicated to finding the best treatment for you.
Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms
Chronic bronchitis symptoms will include the cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and mucus typical of acute bronchitis.
Unlike acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis will involve a productive cough that lasts at least three months, that comes and goes over the course of a couple years.
It’s possible to have an acute infection in addition to your chronic bronchitis.