You are often short of breath, especially when you exercise.
You may feel tightness in your chest.
Many people with COPD have attacks called
"egg-ZASS-er-BAY-shuns"). This is when your usual symptoms
quickly get worse and stay worse. A COPD flare-up can be dangerous, and you may
have to go to the hospital.
your doctor to make a plan for
dealing with a COPD flare-up. If you are prepared, you
may be able to get it under control. Try not to panic if you start to have a flare-up.
Quick treatment at home may help you manage serious breathing problems.
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September 09, 2014
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