Dealing with flare-ups: As COPD gets worse, you may have flare-ups when
your symptoms quickly get worse and stay worse. It is important to know what to
do if this happens. Your doctor may give you an action plan and medicines to help you breathe if you have a flare-up. But if the
attack is severe, you may need to go to the emergency room or call
Managing depression and anxiety: Knowing that you have a disease that
gets worse over time can be hard. It's common to feel sad or hopeless
sometimes. Having trouble breathing can also make you feel very anxious. If
these feelings last, be sure to tell your doctor. Counseling, medicine, and
support groups can help you cope.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 24, 2014
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