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COPD & Lung Health

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Quiz: Do You Understand COPD & Lung Health?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

COPD is one single lung condition.

Explanation:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to describe chronic lung diseases, including bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible asthma) and emphysema. COPD has many causes, including smoking and genetic factors.
2

A common cause of COPD flare-ups is smoking.

Explanation:
Common causes of COPD flare-ups include smoking, the common cold, weather changes or changes in air pollution levels, and stress.
3

Chest tightness can be a symptom of COPD.

Explanation:
The symptoms of a COPD flare-up include cough, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, increase or colour change in the sputum or mucus that you are coughing up, excessive fatigue and blue lips or fingers.
4

The majority of cases of COPD are directly related to genetics.

Explanation:
While there’s no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, if treated early and appropriately, many patients can maintain a good quality of life. The majority of cases of COPD are directly related to cigarette smoking, so by quitting smoking, you can reduce or prevent symptoms.
5

Bronchodilators are a treatment for COPD.

Explanation:
If you are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, your doctor may prescribe bronchodilators or combination inhalers, inhaled or oral steroids, phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors, antibiotics for respiratory infections or oxygen therapy.