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Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms

Health Tip: Manage COPD Symptoms

07/21/11

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for chronic lung diseases that can severely undermine breathing. Examples include chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute offers these suggestions for helping you manage COPD symptoms:

  • Avoid things that are irritating to the lungs, such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, chemical fumes and dust.
  • Work with your doctor for ongoing care and treatment. Continue to take COPD medications exactly as prescribed.
  • Be prepared for a health emergency. Contact your doctor if symptoms worsen.
  • Discuss with your doctor any COPD-related anxiety, depression or stress.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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