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What should I do if diagnosed with copd ?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stop smoking!!

If you have been diagnosed with COPD and you still smoke, smoking cessation is critical to slow disease progression.
Follow your doctor's advice and adhere to your treatment plan in order to slow disease progression and decrease symptoms as much as possible. There is no cure but symptoms can be controlled with treatment!

In brief: Stop smoking!!

If you have been diagnosed with COPD and you still smoke, smoking cessation is critical to slow disease progression.
Follow your doctor's advice and adhere to your treatment plan in order to slow disease progression and decrease symptoms as much as possible. There is no cure but symptoms can be controlled with treatment!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See

Stop smoking , exercise , see your md , get pneumonia and flu vaccine .
Ask to get pfts.

In brief: See

Stop smoking , exercise , see your md , get pneumonia and flu vaccine .
Ask to get pfts.
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
And if you are on inhalers, learn good technique!
Dr. Elizabeth Black
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: COPD diagnosis

If you smoke, stop smoking! see a qualified physician who can evaluate you and inform you about the severity.
There is a clear treatment and maintenance algorithm for COPD that can extend duration and quality of life and reduce illness days and hospitalizations. Start with an excellent family physician who may elect to refer to a pulmonologist (lung specialist).

In brief: COPD diagnosis

If you smoke, stop smoking! see a qualified physician who can evaluate you and inform you about the severity.
There is a clear treatment and maintenance algorithm for COPD that can extend duration and quality of life and reduce illness days and hospitalizations. Start with an excellent family physician who may elect to refer to a pulmonologist (lung specialist).
Dr. Elizabeth Black
Dr. Elizabeth Black
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