Skip to main content
More Search Options
A member of our team will call you back within one business day.
You have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. With this condition, you cough up mucus and feel short of breath for 3 months or more each year for at least 2 years in a row.
Break the smoking habit.
Enroll in a stop-smoking program to increase your chances of success.
Ask your health care provider about medications or other methods to help you quit.
Ask family members to quit smoking as well.
Don’t allow smoking in your home or around you.
Protect yourself from infection.
Wash your hands often. Do your best to keep your hands away from your face. Most germs are spread from your hands to your mouth.
Ask your health care provider about a flu shot or pneumonia vaccination.
Avoid crowds. It's especially important to do this in the winter when more people have colds and flu.
Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and eat a balanced diet.
Take your medications exactly as directed. Don’t skip doses.
Talk to your health care provider about ways to keep your mucus thin.
Learn postural drainage and percussion, techniques that can help you cough up extra mucus. This extra mucus can trap germs in your lungs.
Learn pursed-lip and patterned breathing to help decrease shortness of breath.
Make a follow-up appointment as directed by our staff.
Call your doctor immediately if you have any of the following:
Shortness of breath, wheezing, or coughing
Yellow, green, bloody, or smelly mucus
Fever or chills
Tightness in your chest that does not go away with your normal medications
An irregular heartbeat or feelins of a racing heart