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Understanding COPD

COPD used to be something we rarely heard about unless we knew someone who suffered from it. How much do you know about COPD? Check your

1. COPD stands for:

  1. Corrosive Outdoor Petroleum Disease
  2. Can’t Overeat Pie a la mode Disease
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Answer: C. COPD is a lung disease that can limit your airflow. It has been linked to lung cancer. COPD can be diagnosed in adults as early as their 20s and 30s, and diagnosis in people in their 40s is on the rise.

2. The leading cause of COPD is:

  1. Eating too much turkey and dressing
  2. Cigarette Smoking
  3. Using poor grammar

Answer: B. Most people who have COPD either smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants such as air pollution, chemical fumes or dust, may also contribute to COPD.

3. What are the symptoms of COPD?
                a. Constant coughing & Wheezing
                b. Shortness of breath while doing activities.
                d. feeling of not being able to breath & inability to take a deep breathe.

Answer: All of the above.


4. COPD:

  1. Is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and a major cause of disability
  2. Develops quickly, with rapid onset
  3. Rarely interferes with daily activities

Answer: A. COPD is a progressive disease that develops slowly over time and may prevent you from doing even basic activities like walking, cooking or taking care of yourself. It is a key risk factor for lung cancer. Approximately 40 to 70 percent of people with lung cancer also have COPD, even if they never smoked a cigarette.

5. COPD:

  1. Has no cure…yet
  2. Treatments and lifestyle changes can slow the progress of the disease.
  3. Is associated with two main conditions in the U.S.: emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Answer: All of the above.




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