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COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

To manage COPD well, you need to actively participate in treatment. One way to help your doctor is to monitor your COPD symptoms daily.

Keeping a daily written log may help you recognize a COPD exacerbation. You’ll notice it when breathlessness and other COPD symptoms suddenly worsen. This may allow you to get early medical treatment when treatment is most effective. Without aggressive medical treatment, a COPD exacerbation can rapidly accelerate the loss of lung function.

With early detection of a change in COPD symptoms and proper medical treatment, a person with COPD can learn to self-manage these symptoms and do the things that make life enjoyable.

 

DAILY COPD LOG

 
Mon
Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat
Sun

Symptoms

Cough

Shortness of breath

Increase in mucus

Fatigue

 
         
 

Diet

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

             

Daily Activities

Errands

Household Chores

Leisure

             

Exercise

Conditioning

Stretching

             

Drug 1

Dosage

             
             

Drug 2

Dosage

             
             

Drug 3

Dosage

             
             

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on September 20, 2012
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