by Chest & Heart Association .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||72|
Chronic bronchitis is common, affecting approximately 6 to 12% of adults, over 20 years of age. Cigarette smoke -exposure remains the most important aetiological risk factor for development of both chronic bronchitis and COPD ().There is a six-fold rise in prevalence from % in non-smokers to 40% in heavy smokers (), with a linear relationship between cigarette smoke Cited by: 1. Social and emotional effects of chronic bronchitis. London, Health Horizon for the Chest and Heart Association, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: M F Rubeck; Chest and Heart Association (Great Britain). Social Effects of Chronic Bronchitis: Scottish Study [M G C Crofton, E Neilson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying published: The values in Social Security's tables represent a severe restriction in breathing. For example, to qualify automatically for disability benefits for chronic asthmatic bronchitis, a man who is 69 inches tall must have an FEV1 less than (L,BPTS).
The impact of COPD on physical, mental and/or social status has been demonstrated in multiple studies, mostly including subjects with moderate to very severe COPD recruited at outpatient clinics Cited by: 4. The social effects of chronic bronchitis; a Scottish study [by] Mary G.C. Neilson [and] Eileen Crofton. This small paper-back contains the results of a study of the social effects of chronic bronchitis in men, who were in hospital or attending chest clinics with the disease. They lived in Glasgow, East Lothian or Edinburgh and were all interviewed between December, , and April, , by one social worker. She collected data on employment, housing, social activities and family life Cited by: 2. Social and Emotional Effects of Chronic Bronchitis by M.F. Rubeck and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at : Paperback.
The Social Security Administration recognizes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in its Blue Book under Section Respiratory Disorders. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are included under chronic obstructive pulmonary disease while asthma is listed as a separate respiratory disorder. Bronchitis can also be triggered by breathing in irritant substances, such as smog, chemicals in household products or tobacco smoke. Smoking is the main cause of long-term (chronic) bronchitis, and it can affect people who inhale second-hand smoke, as well as smokers themselves. Read information about treatments to quit smoking. Occupational. Examples of such disorders and the listings we use to evaluate them include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema, ), pulmonary fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, asthma ( or ), cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis ( or ). Chronic bronchitis (CB) is a common but variable phenomenon in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It has numerous clinical consequences, including an accelerated decline in lung function, greater risk of the development of airflow obstruction in smokers, a predisposition to lower respiratory tract infection, higher exacerbation frequency, Cited by: