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What are some precautions that COPD patients should be taking?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No smoking...
The single most important thing for COPD patients to do is to stop smoking.
This will decrease the amount of airway inflammation and will thus slow the progression of this incurable disease and decrease symptoms including shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc.

In brief: No smoking...
The single most important thing for COPD patients to do is to stop smoking.
This will decrease the amount of airway inflammation and will thus slow the progression of this incurable disease and decrease symptoms including shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Martin Raff
Probably the single most avoidable risk for life-threatening diseases is cigarette smoking. Not only does it affect the smoker, but family, friends (if they still have any), and casual acquaintances by secondary smoke.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: No smoking
Lots of exercise.

In brief: No smoking
Lots of exercise.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Precautions withCOPD
Also get vaccinated against flu every year and against pneumonia every 5 years.
Avoid to get the flu. Avoid exposure to any toxic inhaled particles. Take your inhalers or breathing treatments on schedule .Notify your dr as soon as you get worst from your shortness of breath or if you have fever or more phlegm and more cough.

In brief: Precautions withCOPD
Also get vaccinated against flu every year and against pneumonia every 5 years.
Avoid to get the flu. Avoid exposure to any toxic inhaled particles. Take your inhalers or breathing treatments on schedule .Notify your dr as soon as you get worst from your shortness of breath or if you have fever or more phlegm and more cough.
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