To get the most benefit from treatment, you may want to keep a diary devoted to COPD and bring it with you to discuss with your doctor. This diary should list:
COPD inhalers can be tricky to use, so you should bring your medication with you and show your doctor how you’re using it.
You got the results of your spirometry test. People who have COPD have:
Which of these is a sign of a COPD flare-up?
Ask your doctor what you can do to avoid infections and other causes of COPD exacerbations. If you can’t afford your COPD medication, you should:
Medication is the only effective therapy for COPD.
The best candidates for pulmonary rehabilitation are:
Some exercise is important for people with COPD, but you should avoid these activities:
Your doctor will probably prescribe oxygen therapy for your COPD when:
If a little oxygen is good, more is better.
Could this quiz prompt a discussion with your doctor about your COPD treatment?