Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’m not a smoker or ex-smoker. How could I have COPD?
  • I smoke. Will quitting really make a difference? How do I start?
  • What lifestyle changes can I make at home to help reduce my symptoms?
  • What treatment options are best for me? Will I need oxygen?
  • What are the health risks associated with COPD?
  • Do I need any vaccines?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise can I do?
  • Will my symptoms get worse?


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Reviewed/Updated: 08/12
Created: 08/01