COPD Patients Share Their Diagnosis Stories
Stories of Diagnosis From COPD Patients
Listening to others describe their experiences with getting diagnosed with COPD can be very helpful if you or your doctor think you might have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The people in this video describe how they were first diagnosed with COPD, and what led them to believe there may be a problem in the first place. Most of these COPD patients found themselves unusually short of breath and sought help from their doctor.
If you think you may have COPD it’s important to make a doctor’s appointment right away so you can seek proper treatment.
As with the COPD patients in this video, your first reaction after diagnosis may be shock and worry. However, with the right treatment and lifestyle changes, you can maintain a high quality of life despite your condition.
- How to Continue Working With COPD
There are many things to consider when deciding whether you will keep working with COPD. If you decide you want to continue, consider making these changes.
- How to Avoid Getting a Cold With COPD
If you are healthy, you are able to fight cold and flu easily. However, getting a cold with COPD can exacerbate symptoms and can be dangerous.
- Tips for Staying Safe With COPD in Cold Weather
Here's how to cope with COPD and cold weather by taking some proven steps to reduce winter’s nasty effects and stay in control of your condition.
- Understanding the Progression of COPD
Knowing how a disease will progress can give you an edge with treatment and management. Here's what you need to know about the progression of COPD.