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Get tested for COPD: Your lungs will thank you | Prime Living

 

Last updated 10/19/2020 at 8:19am

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COPD includes two main conditions – emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Your health care provider can determine your situation with a simple test.

If you're often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a smoker (now or in the past).

Fortunately, there's a way to know whether something more may be at play. Consider getting a lung function test to find out if you have a serious condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Knowing the cause of your cough and breathing problems will not only help you manage your symptoms – it'll help you feel better, too.

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