Chronic Bronchitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor



  • How do you know what’s causing my chronic bronchitis?
  • What health risks are associated with chronic bronchitis?
  • Am I at risk for emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
  • What medicines will help relieve my symptoms?
  • What lifestyle changes should I make at home to help relieve my symptoms?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise should I do?
  • What vaccines do I need?


Chronic Bronchitis: Primary Care Management by JM Heath, MD; R Mongia, MD (American Family Physician May 15, 1998,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 05/98