Thread: COPD anyone?
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: COPD anyone?

Now that you've quit smoking, there's no better time to schedule an appt. with a pulmonology dr. for a complete evaluation and pulmonary function testing to determine just how serious your COPD is. Do you know if you have chronic bronchitis (usually involves much mucous and coughing) or emphysema? There are newer inhalers available such as Spiriva, Advair and Foridil.

While COPD isn't reversible, quitting smoking will greatly reduce its progression. Exercising is also extremely beneficial to the lungs.