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Diagnosing and Treating COPD

There are a variety of ways to treat and manage COPD. Each person's COPD is different, so it's important to work with your doctor and healthcare team to find the plan that works best for you.

How COPD Is Diagnosed

To diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, your doctor will evaluate your symptoms, ask for your complete health history, conduct a health exam and look at test results. Here's what to expect »

How COPD Is Treated

Once you have been diagnosed with COPD, you and your doctor can explore several treatment options to help manage your COPD including medications, surgery and other therapies that can improve your quality of life. Learn about different treatments for COPD »

For Health Professionals

Get educational resources and tools to help you help your patients with COPD. See facts, reports, research news and other COPD resources for health professionals »

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