Wednesday 18 October 2017

Doctor: George HW Bush dealing with chronic bronchitis

Former president George HW Bush has been in hospital since April 14
Former president George HW Bush has been in hospital since April 14

George HW Bush has recovered from pneumonia but he is still dealing with the effects of chronic bronchitis, a doctor who is treating the former president said.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Dr Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said he still expects the 92-year-old will be discharged by the end of the week.

Mr Bush has been at the hospital since April 14.

Dr Doerr said chronic bronchitis - a constant irritation of the lining of tubes that carry air to one's lungs - can aggravate the symptoms of pneumonia.

He said once Mr Bush is home, doctors will continue with "aggressive respiratory treatments".

Mr Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. He spent 16 days in the hospital in January for treatment of pneumonia.

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