10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  1. What causes COPD? Can it be cured?

  2. What medications are used to treat COPD? How do they work? 

  3. What is oxygen therapy?

  4. What is pulmonary rehabilitation?

  5. Can shortness of breath be controlled?

  6. What steps can I take to keep COPD from getting worse?

  7. Can I still be active?

  8. Will I need a caregiver or a nurse?

  9. Who will be involved in my care? Do I need to see a doctor and other specialists?

  10. When should I call a doctor or get emergency help?

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Reference: Lungs, Breathing and Respiration section on Better Medicine

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe.