Treatment guidelines now recommend that antibiotics be used to treat worsening COPD caused by a bacterial infection.
When you have COPD, you will feel short of breath at times. The medical term for this is dyspnea. Here are some ways you can control your breathing and stay calm.
To manage your COPD, it’s important to talk with your provider when you have questions about your symptoms, treatment, medications, exercise, or diet.
Be aware of the early warning signs of change, such as more frequent symptoms or the onset of a new symptom.
Every breath can be a chore when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Learning about your condition and doing your best to manage it can help you live a less fearful and more expansive life.
It's important to learn the symptoms of respiratory distress to know how to respond appropriately.
Writing this document with your doctor can help you recognize a symptom flare-up—and take the right action to prevent serious problems.
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