COPD – Seeking Medical Advice

COPD – Seeking Medical Advice

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COPD – Seeking Medical Advice 

Seeking medical advice for COPD

A person should see a GP if they develop persistent COPD symptoms, especially if they are aged 35 years or more or smoke or have a history of smoking.

Early diagnosis of COPD is important because treatment to reduce potentially significant damage to the lungs.

During a GP visit the person will undergo a review of their medical history as well as undergoing breathing tests in order to rule out other respiratory conditions such as asthma.