COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

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Quiz: Do You Understand COPD?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to describe more than one chronic lung disease.

Explanation:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to describe chronic lung diseases, including bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible asthma) and emphysema.
2

If you have COPD it is not important to see your physician regularly as COPD is a stable condition.

Explanation:
If you have COPD, it’s important to see your physician regularly, because the disease is characterized by flare-ups and remissions. In some cases, it affects patients silently, and it’s only later that it impacts their quality of life and leads to hospitalization or death.
3

The main treatment for COPD is surgery.

Explanation:
The main treatment for COPD is a bronchodilator (inhaled medication). There are a number of different heart failure medications.
4

To determine if you have COPD your physician will only need to take an x-ray of the chest.

Explanation:
To determine if you have COPD your physician may recommend a breathing test called spirometry to assess lung function. This test is easy to perform and takes only 15 minutes to complete. Should further testing be necessary your doctor may recommend a:  * Physical Exam * Additional Pulmonary function tests * Echocardiogram * Chest x-ray * Cardiac enzyme test
5

There are lifestyle modifications that can help manage COPD symptoms.

Explanation:
There are certain lifestyle changes you’ll need to make including quitting smoking, avoiding environmental pollutants, getting enough exercise, and eating a COPD-friendly diet.