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When should you call 911 with about COPD?

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Get medical help right away if you have COPD and:

  • You're very shot of breath.
  • You can't walk or talk.
  • Your heart beats very fast or it has an irregular beat.
  • Your lips or fingernails turn blue.
  • You breathe fast and hard, even when taking medicines.

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Fact Sheet."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "COPD," "COPD: Learn More, Breathe Better."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)."

Journal of the American Medical Association: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."

American Association for Respiratory Care: "Eating Right: Tips for the COPD Patient."

American Thoracic Society: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."

COPD Foundation: “What is COPD?”

Mayo Clinic: “COPD.”

American Family Physician: “Roflumilast (Daliresp) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Fact Sheet."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "COPD," "COPD: Learn More, Breathe Better."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)."

Journal of the American Medical Association: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."

American Association for Respiratory Care: "Eating Right: Tips for the COPD Patient."

American Thoracic Society: "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."

COPD Foundation: “What is COPD?”

Mayo Clinic: “COPD.”

American Family Physician: “Roflumilast (Daliresp) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 25, 2019

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