People who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or certain other lung conditions often take their medications using devices called a metered dose inhaler (MDI) or a dry powder inhaler (DPI).
Tell your doctor about any changes in
your symptoms and whether you have had any
flare-ups. Your doctor may change your medicines based
on your symptoms.
The sooner COPD is diagnosed, the
sooner you can take steps to slow down the disease and keep your quality of
life for as long as possible. Screening tests help your doctor diagnose COPD
early, before you have any symptoms.
Talk to your doctor about
COPD screening if you:
Are a smoker or ex-smoker.
serious asthma symptoms for a long time, which have not improved with treatment.